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Board of Trustees


Members

Made up of some of the state’s most influential and knowledgeable leaders, the board includes the governor, the state education superintendent, members representing each of the state’s 16 judicial circuits and the president of the My Carolina Alumni Association. The governor has an appointee and usually designates someone to fill the governor’s seat on the board.

Gov. Henry McMaster

Henry McMaster

Governor of South Carolina |  The governor is the ex officio chair of the board and serves for the duration of his or her tenure as governor.

John C. von Lehe, Jr.

John C. von Lehe Jr., Chairman

9th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2014-2018  |  Chairman, Executive Committee; ex officio member of all committees  | Board member since 1998

Hugh Mobley

Hubert F. "Hugh" Mobley, Vice Chairman

6th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2016-2020  | Executive Committee  |  Board member since 2011

Chuck Allen

Chuck Allen

10th Judicial Circuit  | Current term, 2016-2020  | Audit and Compliance Committee; Buildings and Grounds Committee; Intercollegiate Athletics Committee  |  Board member since 2008

Egerton Burroughs

J. Egerton Burroughs

15th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2016-2020  |  Audit and Compliance Committee; Intercollegiate Athletics Committee; Student-Trustee Liaison Committee  |  Board member since 2008

Mark W. Buyck, Jr.

Mark W. Buyck Jr.

Governor's designee  |  Current term, 2011-2019  |  Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee; Buildings and Grounds Committee; Intercollegiate Athletics Committee;  |  Board member 1987-1999; 2003-2011

Thomas Cofield

Thomas C. Cofield

Governor's appointee  |  Current term, 2011-2019  |  Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee; Audit and Compliance Committee; Student-Trustee Liaison Committee  |  Board member since 2011

Bubba Fennell

A.C. "Bubba" Fennell III

8th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2016-2020  |  Chair, Student-Trustee Liaison Committee; Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee; Health Affairs Committee  |  Board member 2000-2002

C. Edward Floyd

C. Edward Floyd, M.D.

12th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2014-2018  |  Buildings and Grounds Committee; Executive Committee; Student-Trustee Liaison Committee  |  Board member since 1982; board chairman, 1992-1996

William Hubbard

William C. Hubbard

5th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2014-2018  |  Chair, Buildings and Grounds Committee; Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee; Health Affairs Committee  |  Board member since 1986; board chairman, 1996-2000

Vacant

Vacant

14th Judicial Circuit  

Toney J. Lister

Toney J. Lister

7th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2014-2018  |  Buildings and Grounds Committee; Executive Committee; Intercollegiate Athletics Committee  |  Board member since 1994

Miles Loadholt

Miles Loadholt

2nd Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2016-2020  |  Chair, Health Affairs Committee; Buildings and Grounds Committee; Intercollegiate Athletics Committee;  |  Board member since 1996; board chairman, 2008-2012

Leah B. Moody

Leah B. Moody

16th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2016-2020  |  Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee; Buildings and Grounds Committee; Student-Trustee Liaison Committee;  |  Board member since 2009

Tommy Preston Jr.

 Tommy D. Preston Jr.

Ex officio as president, My Carolina Alumni Association  |  Current term, 2016-2018  |  Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee; Audit and Compliance Committee; Student-Trustee Liaison Committee

C. Dorn Smith III

C. Dorn Smith III, M.D.

3rd Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2014-2018  |  Chair, Audit and Compliance Committee; Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee; Health Affairs Committee  |  Board member since 2010

Molly M. Spearman

Molly M. Spearman

Ex officio as state superintendent of education  |  Student-Trustee Liaison Committee  |  Elected superintendent in 2015, she serves on the board for the duration of her tenure in office.

Eugene P. Warr

Eugene P. Warr Jr., Chairman Emeritus

4th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2016-2020  |  Executive Committee; Health Affairs Committee; Student-Trustee Liaison Committee  |  Board member since 2003; board chairman, 2012-2016

Thad H. Westbrook

Thad H. Westbrook

11th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2014-2018  |  Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee; Buildings and Grounds Committee; Health Affairs Committee  |  Board member since 2010

Mack I. Whittle Jr.

Mack I. Whittle Jr.

13th Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2014-2018  |  Chair, Intercollegiate Athletics Committee; Audit and Compliance Committee; Health Affairs Committee   |  Board member since 1990; board chairman, 2000-2004

Charles H. Williams

Charles H. Williams

1st Judicial Circuit  |  Current term, 2014-2018  |  Audit and Compliance Committee; Health Affairs Committee; Intercollegiate Athletics Committee  |  Board member since 2010

J. Cantey Heath Jr.

J. Cantey Heath Jr.

Secretary of the University, the University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees and the Board of Visitors  |  Elected on Nov. 21, 2016; assumed duties Jan. 1, 2017