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Educational Foundation Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation.  The standing committees of the Board are the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and the Investment Committee. The Educational Foundation exists to support the University of South Carolina in all of its educational, instructional, scientific, literary, research, service, charitable and outreach endeavors.

 

Officers of the Board

Boyd B. Jones, Chair
Rita B. Caughman, Vice Chair
James Bennett, Secretary/Treasurer
C. John Wentzell, Chair Emeritus

Members of the Board

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Boyd B. Jones, Chair

Executive Vice President, NBSC; Columbia, SC

Rita Caughman

Rita B. Caughman, Vice Chair

Attorney/Shareholder, Sojourner, Caughman & Thomas, LLC; Columbia, SC

James Bennett

James Bennett,  Secretary/Treasurer

First Citizens Bank; Columbia, SC

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C. John Wentzell, Chair Emeritus

Columbia, SC

Kenda M. Laughey

Kenda M. Laughey, Finance Committee Chair

CFO, Southminster; Charlotte, NC

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J. Allen Wright, Foundations Investment Committee Chair

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

Patty Hunter Addison

Patti H. Addison

 Columbia, SC

James Barrow

James (Jim) P. Barrow

Executive Director; Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC; Dallas, TX

Traci Young Cooper

Traci Young Cooper

Director, Office of Extended Day Programs, Richland County School District One; Blythewood, SC.

Thomas Deas

Thomas (Tom) C. Deas, Jr.

Vice President & Treasurer, FMC Corporation; Philadelphia, PA

Sharon Eden

Sharon I. Eden, MD

Physician, Orangeburg VA Clinic; Orangeburg, SC

R. Keith Elliott

R. Keith Elliott

West Palm Beach, FL

William Jones

William (Wes) W. Jones, Jr.

Attorney; Bluffton, SC

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S. Stanley Juk, Jr., MD, FACC

Lexington Cardiology; Columbia, SC

W. Haigh Porter

W. Haigh Porter

Attorney; Florence, SC

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Tony Tam

 IMIC Hotels; Columbia, SC

 

Ex Officio Members of the Board

Russ Meekins

Russ H. Meekins

Executive Director, University of South Carolina Foundations; Columbia, SC

Eugene Warr

Mr. John C. von Lehe, Jr.

Chairman, USC Board of Trustees

Jancy L. Houck

 Jancy L. Houck

Vice President, USC Development and Alumni Relations

 

Administrative Liaison to the Board

Joan T.A. Gabel

Joan T. A. Gabel

Provost, University of South Carolina