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Meet the Trustees

Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina
B.S., accounting, Clemson University

The Governor is the ex-officio member of the Board and serves for the duration of her tenure as Governor.

D. Wyatt Henderson, Chairman
Congressional District 4, Seat 4
Managing Partner, Henderson Accounting

B.S., business administration, Coastal Carolina University 1998
Board member since 2009; current term to 2014

Current committee: Executive Committee, Chairman

Gary W. Brown, Vice Chairman
At Large, Seat 8
Architect, Goforth Brown & Associates

B.A., Clemson University
Board member since 2007; current term to 2014

Current committee: Executive Committee, Vice Chairman

Larry Biddle, Secretary/Treasurer
At Large, Seat 12
Chairman, Burroughs Company
President, The Jerry Cox Company

B. A., Spanish, St. Mary's College of California
M.A., Spanish, Middlebury College, Spain
Board member since 2009; current term to 2017

Current committees: Academic & Student Affairs Committee; Athletics Committee, Vice Chairman; Executive Committee; Government Affairs Committee

William S. Biggs
At Large, Seat 13
Vice President, Health Management Resources

B.S., healthcare management, Southern Illinois University
Board member since 2006; current term to 2014

Current committees: Athletics Committee; Finance, Planning & Facilities Committee, Chairman; Executive Committee

 

Samuel H. Frink
Gubernatorial Appointee
Retired president and partner of Conway Ford, Inc., and Grand Strand Nissan

B.S., chemistry, North Carolina Central University
Board member since 2003; current term co-terminus with Governor

Current committees: Academic & Student Affairs Committee; Government Affairs Committee, Vice Chairman

Natasha M. Hanna
Congressional District 7, Seat 7
Attorney, Law Office of Natasha M. Hanna, P.C.

B. A., political science, Coastal Carolina University 1994
J. D., University of South Carolina – School of Law
Board member since 2009; current term to 2017

Current committees: Advancement, Marketing & Alumni Affairs Committee, Chairman; Finance, Planning & Facilities Committee; Government Affairs Committee; Executive Committee

Carlos C. Johnson
Gubernatorial Designee
Attorney, Lyles, Darr & Clark LLP

B.S., political science, University of South Carolina
J.D., University of South Carolina - School of Law
Board member since 2011; current term co-terminus with Governor

Current committees: Advancement, Marketing & Alumni Affairs Committee; Athletics Committee; Audit Committee; Finance, Planning, & Facilities Committee, Vice Chairman

 Marion Lee  Chuck Lewis

Marion B. Lee
Congressional District 6, Seat 6
Retired educator

B.A., mathematics, Presbyterian College
M.A., education, University of South Carolina           Board member since 2013; current term to 2017

Current committees: Academic & Student Affairs Committee, Athletics Committee

Charles E. Lewis
Congressional District 5, Seat 5
Retired retailer

B.A., business, Smithdale Massey University            Board member since 2013: current term to 2017

Current committees:  Advancement, Marketing & Alumni Affairs Committee, Finance, Planning & Faiclities Committee

William L. Lyles, Jr.
Congressional District 3, Seat 3
President, Carolina Beer Co., Inc.

B.A., history, Erskine College
Board member since 1993; current term to 2017

Current committees: Advancement, Marketing & Alumni Affairs Committee; Government Affairs Committee, Chairman; Executive Committee

Daniel W. R. Moore, Sr.
At Large, Seat 14
President, DM Development Company/Private Investments

B.A., psychology, Clemson University
M.A., educational administration and supervision, Clemson University
Board member since 2000; current term to 2014

Current committees: Academic & Student Affairs Committee; Government Affairs Committee

 George Mullen

George E. Mullen
Congressional District 1, Seat 1
Attorney, Mullen Wylie, LLC

B.A., Political Science, Mercer University
J. D., University of South Carolina - School of Law   Board member since 2013; current term to 2017

Current Committees:  Advancement, Marketing & Alumni Affairs, Athletics Committee

Oran P. Smith
Congressional District 2, Seat 2
President, Palmetto Family Council

B.A., political science, Clemson University
M.P.A., public administration, University of South Carolina
Ph.D., government and international studies, University of South Carolina
Board member since 1993; current term to 2014

Current committees: Academic & Student Affairs Committee, Chairman; Audit Committee; Finance, Planning & Facilities Committee, Executive Committee

Eugene C. Spivey
At Large, Seat 9
Vice President, Horry Land Company

B.S., business real estate, Coastal Carolina University 1991
Board member since 2002; current term to 2014

Current committees: Academics & Student Affairs Committee; Athletics Committee, Chairman; Finance, Planning & Facilities Committee; Executive Committee

Samuel J. Swad
At Large, Seat 10
Physician, family Medicine

B.S., business administration, Coastal Carolina University 1986
M.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Board member since 2003; current term to 2014

Current committees: Academic & Student Affairs Commitee, Vice Chairman; Audit Committee

Robert G. Templeton
At Large, Seat 15
District Manager, Waddell & Reed
Financial Advisors

A.S., mechanical engineering,
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Board member since 2008; current term to 2017

Current committees: Advancement, Marketing & Alumni Affairs Committee; Audit Committee, Vice Chairman

William E. Turner III
At Large, Seat 11
National Account Manager–Southeast
Navigator Group Purchasing 

B.S., Business Administration, Coastal Carolina University 1997
Board member since 2011; current term to 2014

Current committees: Academic & Student Affairs Committee; Advancement, Marketing & Alumni Affairs Committee, Vice Chairman; Audit Committee, Chair; Finance, Planning & Facilities Committee; Executive