Pearl Givens, MS

Pearl Givens 

Ms. Pearl M. Givens is a native Charlestonian who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from South Carolina State University and a Master of Science in Management from Webster University. She serves as the Student Services Coordinator for the Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, Office of Diversity 2014 to Present. Prior to this, Ms. Givens was the Director of Financial Aid at the Medical University of South Carolina for twenty plus years. She is active in the admissions process and recruitment efforts for Diversity and Inclusion where she is a member of the College of Dental Medicine Admissions Committee, MUSC Diversity Officers Committee, College of Dental Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the MUSC Recruitment Committee. She works diligently to assist the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) Advisor and students to provide a service which impacts the community and MUSC campus. She is a true champion for assisting students interested in pursuing dentistry as a career to attend the Summer Careers Academy. Assisting the dental students with their career path is Ms. Givens passion. Her community and civic participation give her much personal satisfaction as she devotes time and resources to two major organizations in her life. She is a proud life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Xi Omega Chapter where she currently serves as the 1st Vice President. She also served as the past Worthy Matron of Unity Chapter #370 Prince Hall Order of Eastern Star & Rite of Adoption for the State of South Carolina and Jurisdiction. Pearl is a member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church and is the past President of the Education Ministry. She received the MUSC 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award. Ms. Givens has been an energetic and enthusiastic advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion within the community and the College of Dental Medicine. Her favorite quote is from the great Maya Angelo, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” She is the daughter of the late Thad and Lonnie Mae Givens and the sister of Ms. Jenette V. Wright. The proud mother of Galen Givens-Rowlin and the grandmother of two grandsons Niklaus and Nori Givens-Rowlin.