Board of Trustees

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 Alumni Association. The governor has an appointee, and usually designates someone to fill the governor’s seat on the board. To keep our community well-informed about board activities, the Board of Trustees' Office shares meeting times, agendas and minutes for the Board of Trustees. 

Gov. Nikki Haley

Nikki R. Haley, Governor of South Carolina

B.S., accounting, Clemson University

The Governor is the ex officio Chair of the Board and serves for the duration of her tenure as Governor.
John C. von Lehe

John C. von Lehe Jr., Chairman

9th Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.S., psychology, USC, 1965
J.D., USC School of Law, 1968
Board member since 1998; current term, 2014-2018
Hugh Mobley

Hubert F. "Hugh" Mobley

6th Judicial Circuit
Pharmacist/Business Owner
B.S., pharmacy, USC, 1978
Board member since 2011; current term, 2016-2020
Chuck Allen

Chuck Allen

10th Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.S., government and international studies, USC, 1982
J.D., USC School of Law, 1985
Board member since 2008; current term, 2016-2020
Egerton Burroughs

J. Egerton Burroughs

15th Judicial Circuit
Real Estate Developer
B.A., University of the South, 1968
Graduate studies, business administration, USC, 1970
Board member since 2008; current term, 2016-2020
Mark W. Buyck, Jr.

Mark W. Buyck Jr., Governor's Designee

Attorney
B.A., journalism, USC, 1956
J.D., USC School of Law, 1959
Board member 1987-1999; 2003-2011
Current term, 2011-2019
Thomas Cofield

Thomas C. Cofield, Governor's Appointee

Attorney
B.A., English, USC, 1979
J.D., USC School of Law, 1982
Board member since 2011; current term, 2011-2019
Bubba Fennell

A.C. "Bubba" Fennell III

8th Judicial Circuit
Retired CPA
B.S., business administration, USC, 1972
Board member 2000-2002; current term, 2016-2020
C. Edward Floyd

C. Edward Floyd, M.D.

12th Judicial Circuit
Surgeon
B.A., business administration, USC, 1956
M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1957-1960
Board member since 1982; current term, 2014-2018
Board Chairman, 1992-1996
William Hubbard

William C. Hubbard

5th Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.A., history, USC, 1974
J.D., USC School of Law, 1977
Board member since 1986; current term, 2014-2018
Board Chairman, 1996-2000
William W. Jones, Jr.

William W. Jones Jr.

14th Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.A., political science, The Citadel, 1968
J.D., USC School of Law, 1971
Board member since 2004; current term, 2016-2020
Toney J. Lister

Toney J. Lister

7th Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.S., business administration, USC, 1968
J.D., USC School of Law, 1974
Board member since 1994; current term, 2014-2018
Miles Loadholt

Miles Loadholt

2nd Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.S., marketing, USC, 1965
J.D., USC School of Law, 1968
Board member since 1996; current term, 2016-2020
Board Chairman, 2008-2012
Leah B. Moody

Leah B. Moody

16th Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.A., political science, Hampton University, 1992
J.D., USC School of Law, 1996
Board member since 2009; current term, 2016-2020
Tommy D. Preston, Jr.

Tommy D. Preston Jr., president, Carolina Alumni Association

Businessman
B.A., political science, USC, 2007, cum laude
J.D., USC School of Law, 2011
Board member, ex officio; current term, 2014-2016
C. Dorn Smith III

C. Dorn Smith III, M.D.

3rd Judicial Circuit
Physician
B.S., biology, Wofford College, 1980
M.D., University of South Carolina, 1985
General Surgery Residency, USC, 1985-1990
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Medical College of Georgia, 1990-1992
Board member since 2010; current term, 2014-2018
Molly M. Spearman

Molly M. Spearman, State Superintendent of Education

B.A., music education, Lander College, 1976
M.A., education supervision, George Washington University, 1981
Ed.S., educational administration, University of South Carolina, 1990
Eugene Warr

Eugene P. Warr Jr., Chairman Emeritus

4th Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.S., accounting, USC, 1981, magna cum laude
J.D., USC School of Law, 1985
Board member since 2003; current term, 2016-2020
Board Chairman, 2012-2016
Thad H. Westbrook

Thad H. Westbrook

11th Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.A., political science, USC Honors College, 1996
J.D., USC School of Law, 1999
Board member since 2010; current term, 2014-2018
Mack I. Whittle Jr.

Mack I. Whittle Jr.

13th Judicial Circuit
Retired Bank President
B.S., business administration, USC, 1971
M.B.A., USC, 1975
Board member since 1990; current term, 2014-2018
Board chairman, 2000-2004
Charles H. Williams

Charles H. Williams

1st Judicial Circuit
Attorney
B.A., business, USC, 1972
J.D., USC School of Law, 1975
Board member since 2010; current term, 2014-2018
J. Cantey Heath Jr.

J. Cantey Heath Jr., Secretary

B.A., history, USC, 1981
M.A., history, USC, 1985

Elected Secretary of the University and of the University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees on November 21, 2016, assuming his duties January 1, 2017. He also serves as Secretary of the Board of Visitors.