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Board of Trustees

Meet the Trustees


‌Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina
The Governor is the ex officio member of the Board and serves for the duration of his tenure as Governor.

A.B., History, University of South Carolina
J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law


CCU Trustee Bill BiggsWilliam S. Biggs, Chairman

Seat 13, At-Large
Board member since 2006; current term to 6/30/19
Executive/Audit Committee, Chair

President, HMR Veterans Services
B.S., Healthcare Management, Southern Illinois University


CCU Trustee Carlos JohnsonCarlos C. Johnson, Vice Chairman
Seat 8, At-Large
Board member since 2011; current term to 6/30/21
Committees: Executive/Audit, Vice Chair

Attorney, Lyles, Darr & Clark LLP
B.S., Political Science, University of South Carolina
J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law


CCU Trustee Charles LewisCharles E. Lewis, Secretary/Treasurer
Seat 5, 5th Congressional District
Board member since 2013: current term to 6/30/19
Committees: Academic Affairs and Assessment, Vice Chair; Athletics; Executive/Audit, Secretary/Treasurer

Retired retailer
B.A., Business, Smithdale Massey University


John H. Bartell Jr.
Seat 6, 6th Congressional District
Board member since 2017; current term to 6/30/21
Committees: Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs; Government Affairs; Student Affairs and Retention

Retired law enforcement officer (SLED), former sheriff of Williamsburg County
Studied agronomy at Clemson University


CCU Trustee Sam FrinkSamuel H. Frink
Seat 16, At-Large (Gubernatorial Appointee)
Board member since 2003; current term co-terminus with Governor
Committees: Student Affairs and Retention; Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs; Government Affairs

Retired president, partner, Conway Ford Inc. and Grand Strand Nissan
B.S., Chemistry, North Carolina Central University


CCU Trustee Natasha HannaNatasha M. Hanna
Seat 7, 7th Congressional District
Board member since 2009; current term to 6/30/19
Committees: Executive/Audit; Finance, Planning and Facilities; Government Affairs, Chair

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


CCU Trustee Wyatt HendersonD. Wyatt Henderson
Seat 4, 4th Congressional District
Board member since 2009; current term to 6/30/21
Committees: Academic Affairs and Assessment; Athletics; Finance, Planning and Facilities, Vice Chair

Managing Partner, Henderson Accounting
B.S., Business Administration, Coastal Carolina University 1998


CCU Trustee Larry LylesWilliam L. Lyles Jr.
Seat 3, 3rd Congressional District
Board member since 1993; current term to 6/30/19
Committees: Athletics; Finance, Planning and Facilites; Government Affairs, Vice Chair

President, Carolina Beer Co., Inc.
B.A., History, Erskine College


CCU Trustee Dan MooreDaniel W. R. Moore Sr.
Seat 14, At-Large
Board member since 2000; current term to 6/30/21
Committees: Academic Affairs and Assessment; Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs; Executive/Audit; Student Affairs and Retention, Chair

President, DM Development Company/Private Investments
B.A., Psychology, Clemson University
M.A., Educational Administration and Supervision, Clemson University


CCU Trustee George MullenGeorge E. Mullen
Seat 1, 1st Congressional District
Board member since 2013; current term to 6/30/19
Committees: Athletics, Vice Chair; Government Affairs; Student Affairs and Retention

Attorney, Mullen Wylie, LLC
B.A., Political Science, Mercer University
J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law


CCU Trustee Oran SmithOran P. Smith
Seat 2, 2nd Congressional District
Board member since 1993; current term to 6/30/21
Committees: Academic Affairs and Assessment, Chair; Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs; Executive/Audit; Finance, Planning and Facilities

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


Patrick S. Sparks '95Patrick S. Sparks
Seat 15, At-Large
Board member since 2017; current term to 6/30/21
Committees: Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs, Vice Chair; Athletics; Student Affairs and Retention

General Manager and Co-owner, Sparks Toyota
B.S., Marketing, Coastal Carolina University 1995


CCU Trustee Gene SpiveyEugene C. Spivey
Seat 9, At-Large
Board member since 2002; current term to 6/30/19
Committees: Academic Affairs and Assessment; Athletics, Chair; Executive/Audit; Finance, Planning and Facilities

Vice President, Horry Land Company
B.S., Business Real Estate, Coastal Carolina University 1991


CCU Trustee Delan StevensH. Delan Stevens
Seat 12, At-Large
Board member since 2015; current term to 6/30/21
Committees: Academic Affairs and Assessment; Athletics; Executive and Audit; Finance, Planning and Facilities, Chair

Executive Vice President, Peoples Underwriters, Inc.
B.A., Political Science, Coastal Carolina University 1979


Samuel J. Swad, M.D. imageSamuel J. Swad
Seat 10, At-Large
Board member since 2003; current term to 6/30/21
Committees: Academic Affairs and Assessment; Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs; Government Affairs

Physician, Family Medicine
B.S., Business Administration, Coastal Carolina University 1986
M.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine


CCU Trustee Will TurnerWilliam E. Turner III
Seat 11, At-Large
Board member since 2011; current term to 6/30/19
Committees: Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs, Chair Executive/Audit; Finance, Planning and Facilities; Student Affairs and Retention

National Account Manager–Southeast, Navigator Group Purchasing
B.S., Business Administration, Coastal Carolina University 1997


Governor's Designee, ex officio
Current term coterminus with Governor