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Director of CADIC

kevin-modglin

(Campus Alcohol and Drug Information Center)

 

KEVIN M. MODGLIN, M.A., M.P.H.

Kevin M. Modglin is the Director of the Campus Alcohol and Drug Information (CADIC) at The Citadel—Military College of South Carolina. The Citadel hired Kevin in 2014 to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) misuse prevention program on campus. The result was the creation of C.A.D.I.C.—a unit within the Commandant’s Division. As a director within this division, Kevin reports directly to the Commandant of Cadets (i.e., Vice President of Student Affairs).    

Kevin is the youngest of ten siblings (I KNOW!). He grew up in Ventura, California a beautiful coastal city between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. He lived in Ventura until he graduated from high school whereupon he immediately relocated to the other coast: Jacksonville, Florida. While living in Jacksonville, he attended the University of North Florida where he received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology (1997), Master of Arts in psychology (2003), and Master of Public Health in community health (2007). He graduated in the top 5% in each degree program.

With over twenty-five years of experience in higher education (student affairs)—specializing in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse prevention—Kevin has worked with a variety of students (e.g., veterans, military, commuter, and ‘traditional’) in various college settings (e.g., military college, urban college, and a “traditional” college). Additionally, he has worked with students that are often marginalized or underrepresented on college campuses including students with substance use disorders, students with mental health and wellness concerns, and LGBTIQ students.

At The Citadel, Kevin provides one-on-one, small group, and online substance misuse prevention services and programs. When working with students, he emphasizes stages of change using brief motivational interviewing and harm-reduction strategies and follows the code of ethics for public health practitioners promulgated by the American Public Health Association (APHA).

As an adjunct instructor, he teaches courses in ethics and leadership as well as courses in health and wellness. Similarly, he has facilitated workshops and seminars at national, state, and local conferences on topics such as stress management, LGBTIQ health issues, sexual health, suicide prevention, and substance abuse prevention.

Throughout his career in higher education, Kevin has been the recipient of several awards including (1) “Beyond the Call” Employee Achievement Award, (2) Student Affairs Program of the Year Award, (3) Student Affairs Interdepartmental Collaboration Award, and (4) Best Social Marketing Message (for 0-0-1-3 drinking message). Additionally, he has twice received the Most Effective Assessment and Evaluation Award within the Division of Student Affairs.

Although he prefers to be addressed by his first name many cadets are more comfortable addressing him using the title of “Mr.”—so now he is (mostly) referred to as “Mr. Kevin.” Other titles include “Mr. Modglin”, “Mr. CADIC”, or the ubiquitous “sir.” And, since his office provides free condoms, he has been called “The Condom Guy” on more than one occasion.     

If you were to ask Kevin what he enjoys the most he would say: beach, books and music! He identifies himself as a “book nerd” and enjoys both fiction (e.g., epic fantasy, science fiction) and nonfiction (e.g., philosophy, ethics). His music preferences include modern rock, classic rock, southern rock, 80s “new wave” rock, classic country, traditional R&B, jazz, and classical music (Baroque Period)…and the list goes on. If he is not reading, Kevin will be listening to music while lounging at the beach or on his patio, or while “grilling out” with family, friends, or neighbors. His motto is semper sursum always aim high!

Kevin can be reached by email (kmodglin@citadel.edu), office (843-953-0510), or cell (843-813-6326).Remote appointments via Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime are available by request. Additional information can be found on the CADIC website at www.citadel.edu/root/cadic.

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