Board of Trustees

Made up of some of the state’s most influential and knowledgeable leaders, the board includes the governor, the state education superintendent, members representing each of the state’s 16 judicial circuits and the president of the Alumni Association. The governor has an appointee, and usually designates someone to fill the governor’s seat on the board. To keep our community well-informed about board activities, the Board of Trustees' Office shares meeting times, agendas and minutes for the Board of Trustees. 

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.
C. Dorn Smith III

C. Dorn Smith III, M.D., Chairman

3rd Judicial Circuit
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, 2018-2022
Thad H. Westbrook

Thad H. Westbrook, Vice Chairman

11th Judicial Circuit
B.A., political science, USC Honors College, 1996
J.D., USC School of Law, 1999
Board member since 2010; current term, 2018-2022
Dan Adams

C. Dan Adams, Governor's Designee

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

J. Egerton Burroughs

15th Judicial Circuit
Real Estate Developer
B.A., University of the South, 1968
Graduate studies, business administration, USC, 1970
Board member since 2008; current term, 2016-2020
Alex English

Alex English

5th Judicial Circuit

B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, USC, 1991

Board member since 2020; current term, 2020-2022

C. Edward Floyd

C. Edward Floyd, M.D.

12th Judicial Circuit
B.A., business administration, USC, 1956
M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1957-1960
Board member since 1982; current term, 2018-2022
Board Chairman, 1992-1996

Brian C. Harlan

Chief Executive Officer

B.S., business administration, USC, 1990

Current term, 2020-2024

Richard A. Jones Jr.

Richard A. Jones Jr., Governor's Appointee

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

Toney J. Lister

7th Judicial Circuit
B.S., business administration, USC, 1968
J.D., USC School of Law, 1974
Board member since 1994; current term, 2018-2022
Miles Loadholt

Miles Loadholt

2nd Judicial Circuit
B.S., marketing, USC, 1965
J.D., USC School of Law, 1968
Board member since 1996; current term, 2016-2020
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, 2016-2020
Leah B. Moody

Leah B. Moody

16th Judicial Circuit
B.A., political science, Hampton University, 1992
J.D., USC School of Law, 1996
Board member since 2009; current term, 2016-2020

Emma W. Morris


B.S., business administration/finance, USC, 1992

J.D., Samford University, 1995

Current term, 2020-2024

Rose Buyck Newton

Rose Buyck Newton

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

Robin Roberts, president, UofSC Alumni Association 

Media Executive

B.A., Advertising and Public Relations

USC, 1976

Board member, ex officio; current term, 2020-2022
Molly M. Spearman

Molly M. Spearman, State Superintendent of Education

B.A., music education, Lander College, 1976
M.A., education supervision, George Washington University, 1981
Ed.S., educational administration, University of South Carolina, 1990
John C. von Lehe

John C. von Lehe Jr., Chairman Emeritus

9th Judicial Circuit
B.S., psychology, USC, 1965
J.D., USC School of Law, 1968
Board member since 1998; current term, 2018-2022
Eugene Warr

Eugene P. Warr Jr.

4th Judicial Circuit
B.S., accounting, USC, 1981, magna cum laude
J.D., USC School of Law, 1985
Board member since 2003; current term, 2016-2020
Board Chairman, 2012-2016
Mack I. Whittle Jr.

Mack I. Whittle Jr.

13th Judicial Circuit
Retired Bank President
B.S., business administration, USC, 1971
M.B.A., USC, 1975
Board member since 1990; current term, 2018-2022
Board chairman, 2000-2004
Charles H. Williams

Charles H. Williams

1st Judicial Circuit
B.A., business, USC, 1972
J.D., USC School of Law, 1975
Board member since 2010; current term, 2018-2022
J. Cantey Heath Jr.

J. Cantey Heath Jr., Secretary

B.A., history, USC, 1981
M.A., history, USC, 1985

Elected Secretary of the University and of the University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees on November 21, 2016, assumed his duties January 1, 2017.