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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

C. John Wentzell, Chair
J. Chris Verenes, Vice Chair
Rita B. Caughman, Secretary/Treasurer
F. A. (Andy) Lowrey, Chair Emeritus

Members of the Board

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C. John Wentzell, Chair

Columbia, SC

J. Chris Verenes

J. Chris Verenes, Vice Chair

President, Security Federal Savings Bank;Aiken, SC

Rita Caughman

Rita B. Caughman, Secretary/Treasurer

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

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F. A. (Andy) Lowrey, Chair Emeritus

Columbia, SC

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Boyd B. Jones, Finance Committee Chair

Executive Vice President, NBSC; Columbia, SC

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J. Allen Wright, 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

James Bennett

James Bennett

First Citizens Bank; Columbia, SC

Charles Calvert

Charles L. Calvert

Associate Professor of Hospitality, USC Beaufort; Bluffton, SC

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

Kenda M. Laughey

Kenda M. Laughey

CFO, Southminster; Charlotte, NC

John D. Osteen

John (Jack) D. Osteen

USC Sumter Partnership Representative; Sumter, SC

W. Haigh Porter

W. Haigh Porter

Attorney; Florence, SC

 

Ex Officio Members of the Board

Russ Meekins

Russ H. Meekins

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

Eugene Warr

Eugene (Gene) P. Warr, Jr.

Chairman, USC Board of Trustees; Lamar, SC

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