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Board of Trustees

Members

Members of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees are defined by South Carolina statute. Three ex officio members of the Board (the Governor, the State Superintendent of Education, and the President of the Alumni Association); sixteen Trustees elected by the General Assembly to represent each of the state’s judicial circuits; and one at-large Trustee (chosen by the Governor) compose the Board.

Gov. Henry McMaster

Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina

A.B., history, USC, 1969 | J.D., USC School of Law, 1973 | The Governor is the ex officio Chair of the Board and serves for the duration of his tenure as Governor.

Thad H. Westbrook

Thad H. Westbrook, Chair

11th Judicial Circuit | Attorney | B.A., political science, USC Honors College, 1996 | J.D., USC School of Law, 1999 | Board member since 2010; current term, 2023-2026

Rose Buyck Newton

Rose Buyck Newton, Vice Chair

14th Judicial Circuit | Banker | B.A., finance and economics, Converse College, 1992 | MBA, USC, 1994 | Board member since 2018; current term, 2020-2024

C. Dan Adams, Gubernatorial Designee

C. Dan Adams, Governor's Designee

Investment Banker | B.S., business administration, USC Upstate, 1983 | Board member since 2018

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Alex English

5th Judicial Circuit | Retired | B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, USC, 1991 | Board member since 2020; current term, 2023-2026

C. Edward Floyd

C. Edward Floyd, M.D.

12th Judicial Circuit | Surgeon | B.A., business administration, USC, 1956 | M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1957-1960 | Board member since 1982; current term, 2023-2026 | Board Chairman, 1992-1996

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Brian C. Harlan

8th Judicial Circuit | Chief Executive Officer | B.S., business administration, USC, 1990 | Current term, 2020-2024

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Henry L. Jolly Jr., D.M.D.

7th Judicial Circuit | Dentist | B.S., biology, USC, 1990 | D.M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1996 | Board member since 2023; current term, 2023-2026 

Richard A. Jones, Jr., Gubernatorial Appointee

Richard A. Jones Jr., Governor's Appointee

Attorney | B.S., business administration, USC, 1968 | J.D., USC School of Law, 1972 | Board member since 2018

Miles Loadholt

Miles Loadholt

2nd Judicial Circuit | Attorney | B.S., marketing, USC, 1965 | J.D., USC School of Law, 1968 | Board member since 1996; current term, 2020-2024 | Board Chairman, 2008-2012

Hugh Mobley

Hubert F. "Hugh" Mobley

6th Judicial Circuit | Pharmacist/Business Owner | B.S., pharmacy, USC, 1978 | Board member since 2011; current term, 2020-2024

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Elizabeth Scott Moïse, USC Alumni Association President

Attorney | B.A., education, secondary english, USC, 1974 |  J.D., USC School of Law, 1989 | Board member, ex officio; current term, 2022-2024

Leah B. Moody

Leah B. Moody

16th Judicial Circuit | Attorney | B.A., political science, Hampton University, 1992 | J.D., USC School of Law, 1996 | Board member since 2009; current term, 2020-2024

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Emma W. Morris

10th Judicial Circuit | Attorney | B.S., business administration/finance, USC, 1992 | J.D., Samford University, 1995 | Current term, 2020-2024

Reid Sherard

Reid T. Sherard

13th Judicial Circuit | Attorney | B.A., political science, USC Honors College, 2000 | J.D., USC School of Law, 2004 | Board member since 2023; current term, 2023-2026

C. Dorn Smith III

C. Dorn Smith III, M.D., Chair Emeritus

3rd Judicial Circuit | Physician | B.S., biology, Wofford College, 1980 | M.D., University of South Carolina, 1985 | General Surgery Residency, USC, 1985-1990 | Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Medical College of Georgia, 1990-1992 | Board member since 2010; current term, 2023-2026 | Board chairman, 2020-2022

John C. von Lehe, Jr.

John C. von Lehe Jr. 

9th Judicial Circuit | Attorney | B.S., psychology, USC, 1965 | J.D., USC School of Law, 1968 | Board member since 1998; current term, 2023-2026 | Board chairman, 2016-2020

Ellen Weaver

Ellen Weaver, State Superintendent of Education

B.S., political science and government, Bob Jones University, 2001 | M.S., educational leadership, Bob Jones University, 2022

Charles H. Williams

Charles H. Williams II

1st Judicial Circuit | Attorney | B.A., business, USC, 1972 | J.D., USC School of Law, 1975 | Board member since 2010; current term, 2023-2026

Vacant

4th Judicial Circuit 

Vacant

15th Judicial Circuit

L. Cameron Howell IV

Cameron Howell, Secretary of the Board

B.A., English, Washington and Lee University, 1994 | M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2001 | Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2004 | Secretary of the University and of the University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees, April 29, 2021 - present.

 


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