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South Carolina State University Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of SC State University, charged by the state of South Carolina to oversee the operation and management of the university. Guided by its bylaws, members of the board execute its functions to ensure the university remains viable for this and future generations. In such capacity, the Board shall define the mission, role and scope of the university; establish the general policies of the university; plan the university's broad program of educational activity; approve the budget for the fiscal year, assist in soliciting financial resources and serves as an advocate for the university as well as provide ultimate accountability to the public and the South Carolina General Assembly.

The governing board will operate free from undue influence from political, religious, other external entities or bodies and protect the institution from such influence. While the board directs the president to implement and achieve policies and goals, the president is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day management of the university.

McMaster Henry McMaster
Governor of South Carolina
Ex-Officio Chair
Charles Way Jr Charles S. Way Jr.
Chairman, The Beach Company

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 242
Charleston, South Carolina 29402
Milton Irvin Milton Irvin
Vice Chairman
Retired Investment Banker

Mailing Address
36 Inverness Drive
Bluffton, South Carolina 29910
Doris Helms Dr. Doris Helms
Retired Provost, Clemson University

Mailing Address
1218 Creekwatch Trace
Johns Island, South Carolina 29455
Donnie Shell Donnie Shell, ‘74
Retired Pittsburgh Steeler and NFL Executive

Mailing Address
2945 Shandon Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
Steven Swanson Steve Swanson
Technology Entrepreneur

Mailing Address
615 Pitt Street
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
Jeff Vinzani Jeff Vinzani
Attorney, Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani, LLC

Mailing Address
225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 107
Charleston, South Carolina 29492
Vernell Brown Vernell Brown
President, SC State University National Alumni Association

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 251
Johns Island, South Carolina 29455
Juwan Ayers Juwan Ayers
President, Student Government Association

Mailing Address
147 Ashewood Lake Drive
Columbia, SC 29209