Sunbelt Directors and Administrators Meeting

2024 Sunbelt Directors Meeting 

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July 10-12, 2024
Charleston, South Carolina

The target audience of the Sunbelt meeting is student health and counseling administrators who are in decision making positions and are interested in sharing experiences and concerns about college health in an informal setting.


Cost: $175.00

Registration opens March 5, 2024.

Agenda/Call for Topics

The focus of the meeting is on items of current and future interest in college health. The hallmark of the Sunbelt Meeting is sharing of concerns and solutions among knowledgeable and experienced peers in college health.

The final agenda is set by consensus of those in attendance. Participants are asked to identify topics, make presentations, or lead discussions.

If you would like to hear from colleagues on a particular subject, ask them to step forward. If you are willing to lead a discussion concerning an area of interest, please contact Kathy Carstens.


The meeting will be held at the Mills House, located in the heart of downtown Charleston at 115 Meeting Street. Rooms have been reserved at a special rate of $269.00 per night. This special rate is only guaranteed until Tuesday, June 11, 2024.  There are a few rooms available at this rate on a very limited basis before and after the conference (July 8 through July 12).

Reservations can be made from this link or by calling the hotel at 843-577-2400. Be sure to tell the reservationist that you are with the Sunbelt Health Directors Meeting. Reservations and payment are the responsibility of individual attendees and must be made prior to June 11, 2024 to secure negotiated price. 

The hotel check in time is 4:00pm (or earlier if the room is ready) and check out is at 11:00am.

For more hotel information, please visit


Charleston is served by several major airlines. The airport is located in Charleston, a 15 mile/30-minute drive to the hotel. For more airport information, please visit Charleston International Airport.

Parking is limited and expensive in the city. Once your car parked, walking or the use of the free "DASH" shuttle bus will meet virtually all of your downtown transportation needs. This shuttle stops at various locations in the historical area of downtown Charleston. There is a parking garage beside the Mills House (93 Queen Street) with direct access to the hotel from the garage as well as valet parking through the hotel.


FAQs for the Sunbelt Meeting

  • Where can I contact the organizer with questions?

    Please contact Kathy Carstens, by email or by phone at 704-894-2300. 

  • Is my registration transferrable?

    Yes, if you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please notify Kathy Carstens so updates can be made to name tags and registration. 

  • Can I update my registration information?

    Yes, please contact Kathy Carstens if you need to update any information.

  • May I extend my stay at the hotel at group rates?

    There may be rooms still available for those wishing to extend their stay, but they are very limited. Book early to try to ensure the discounted rate. Once the block of rooms are sold out, you may be asked to pay a higher rate.

  • What is the refund policy?

    Once you are registered, you may cancel your registration by contacting Kathy for a 50% refund by June 10th. 

    All refunds will be credited back to the credit card charged.

    Typically, no refunds will be issued for no shows or cancellations after June 10th. You are encouraged to send an alternate in your place.

  • When does the meeting begin?

    On site check in will be from 3:00-5:00pm on Wednesday, July 10th.  The first event is a reception that evening (details will be available at registration) Meetings begin on Thursday, July 11th with a breakfast at 7:30am.  The meeting concludes around 12:00pm on Friday, July 12th.  

  • Are family members allowed at the receptions?
  • Yes, you are welcome to bring family members to the reception on Wednesday.