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University Foundations

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the University of South Carolina Development Foundation.  The standing committees of the Board are the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Investments Committee, and the Real Estate Committee. The Development Foundation acquires real estate and other special assets, either by purchase or gift, on behalf of the University of South Carolina and holds, develops, manages, and maintains these assets to serve the needs of the University.


W.C. Hammett, Jr., Chair
M. Elizabeth Crum, Vice Chair
Susie H. VanHuss, Secretary/Treasurer
Joseph C. Reynolds, Chair Emeritus

Members of the Board

William Hammett

William C. Hammett, Jr., Chair

Columbia, SC

M. Elizabeth Crum

M. Elizabeth Crum, Vice Chair

Attorney, McNair Law Firm; Columbia, SC

Susie H. VanHuss

Susie H. VanHuss, Secretary/ Treasurer

Columbia, SC

Joseph Reynolds

Joseph Reynolds, Chair Emeritus

Senior Vice President, Ameris Bank; Columbia, SC

Robert R. Hill, Jr.

Robert R. Hill, Jr., Finance Committee Chair

President and CEO, South Carolina Bank & Trust; Columbia, SC

Stan Harpe

Stan Harpe, Real Estate Committee Chair

 HR Developers, LLC; Columbia, SC


J. Allen Wright, Foundations Investment Committee Chair

Senior Vice President of Investments, PRIME Consultant, UBS Financial Sevices Inc.; Atlanta, GA

Herbert Adams

Herbert Adams

 Chair Emeritus, University of South Carolina Board of Trustees; Laurens, SC

Stephen K. Benjamin

Stephen K. Benjamin

Mayor, City of Columbia, SC; Columbia, SC

Mark Buyck

Mark W. Buyck, Jr.

USC Board of Trustees Representative; Attorney, Wilcox, McLeod, Buyck, Baker, & Williams Law Firm; Florence, SC

James W. Cantey, Jr.

James W. Cantey Jr.

President, COA/Radius, Inc.; Columbia, SC

Paul Goldsmith

Paul S. Goldsmith

President, Wm. Goldsmith Co.; Greenville, SC

D.Benjamin Graves

D. Benjamin Graves

LongBranch Development; Spartanburg, SC

Place Holder

David M. Lambert

Caviness Lambert Engineering, LLC

S. Alan Medlin

S. Alan Medlin

Professor, USC School of Law, University of South Carolina; Columbia SC

Page Morris

Page Morris

MJM Management Company; Columbia, SC

Thomas E. Suggs

Thomas E. Suggs

President and CEO, Keenan & Suggs, Inc.; Columbia, SC


Ex-Officio Members of the Board

Harris Pastides

Harris Pastides

President, University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC

Eugene P. Warr, Jr.

John C. von Lehe, Jr.

Chairman, USC Board of Trustees


Administrative Liaison to the Board

Ed Walton

Edward Walton

Senior VP for Administration and COO, USC Division of Administration and Finance; Columbia, SC