In This Section


HCHEC Commissioners

Horry County Higher Education Commission 2018 image



2018 Horry County Higher Education Commissioners

Pictured (bottom row, left to right) Janis Chesson; Rebecca Ballard; Elizabeth J. Saraniti, chairman; Mary Beth Heath, secretary; (middle row) Jill Lovell; Ruthie Kearns; Peter Yahnis; Tiffany Andrews, treasurer; Lisa Colvard; (back row) Seth Rabon; Loring Ross, vice chairman; Joe Burroughs Jr.; Vicki Blair and Ruell Hicks. Not pictured: Travis Dannelly and Julie Rajotte.



Elizabeth J. Saraniti Chairman
Loring L. Ross 
Vice Chairman
Mary Beth Heath 
Tiffany Andrews 
Rebecca G. Ballard
Vicki W. Blair
Joseph O. Burroughs Jr.
Janis W. Chesson
Lisa B. Colvard
Travis R. Dannelly
Ruell L. Hicks
Ruth S. Kearns

Jill A. Lovell
R. Seth Rabon
Julie M. Rajotte
Peter C. Yahnis

William H. Alford 
Chairman Emeritus

Ex officio members

E. Lawton Benton President, Coastal Educational Foundation
William S. Biggs Chairman, Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees
Eriq Bruce President, Coastal Carolina University Student Government Association
David A. DeCenzo President, Coastal Carolina University
Kevin Hardee Chairman, Horry County Legislative Delegation
Angie Jones Horry County Treasurer
Mark Lazarus Chairman, Horry County Council
Rick Maxey Horry County Schools Superintendent
Todd A. Setzer President, Coastal Carolina Alumni Association
Renée Smith Chairman, Coastal Carolina University Faculty Senate