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Claflin University Board of Trustees

The ultimate authority of the Claflin University Board of Trustees is affirmed through its general, academic and financial policy-making functions and its responsibility for the financial health and welfare of the University. The Board of Trustees exercises ultimate institutional authority as set forth in its by-laws. Board policy statements take precedence over all institutional statements, documents and policies. The Board exercises corporate authority as prescribed by law.

 

Meet the Board

Ms. Cynthia Anderson
Executive on Loan, Charleston County School District
BS, Claflin University, MBA, Nova Southeastern University
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
City of Residence: Alexandria, VA

Mr. James A. Bennett
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
Chair: Development Committee
Executive Vice President and Director of Public Affairs, First Citizens Bank
BA, University of South Carolina
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2006
City of Residence: Columbia, SC

Mr. Michael R. Brenan
President, BB&T of South Carolina
BA, Bowling Green State University
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
City of Residence: Columbia, SC

Mr. David R. Campbell
Chief Operating Officer, Chernoff Newman Marketing
BA, Mississippi State University, MBA, George Washington University
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2008
City of Residence: Columbia, SC

Mr. Keith M. Clarke 
President/CEO MCA Architecture, Inc. 
BS, Clemson University 
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2012 
City of Residence: Greenville, SC 

Mr. Ted Creech 
Associate Secretary of the Board of Trustees 
Director of External Affairs, AT&T 
BA, University of South Carolina 
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2010 
City of Residence: Columbia, SC 

Mr. Gregory A. Cummings
Chair: Nominating Committee
Senior Vice President (retired) Phillip Morris, USA
BS, College of Charleston
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2005
City of Residence: Chesterfield, VA

Mr. Calvin H. Elam
Chair: Budget and Finance Committee
CEO/Financial Consultant, EFG/ProVest Wealth Management Group
BS, University of South Carolina
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
City of Residence: Irmo, SC

Mr. Paul V. Fant
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Chair: Executive Committee
President, Carolina Gas Transmission
BS, North Carolina State University
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2000
City of Residence: Irmo, SC

Dr. Willie L. Frazier
U.S. Army Colonel (retired), Adjunct Professor 
BA, Claflin University, Ph.D., Howard University
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2012
City of Residence: Augusta, GA

Ms. Virginia Maxwell Grose
Consultant/President, The Maxwell Company
BA, University of South Carolina
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
City of Residence: Columbia, SC

Mr. Moses L. Harvin
President/CEO, American Services Tech, Inc.
BA, Claflin University, MA, Webster University
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
City of Residence: Rockledge, FL

Dr. Albert Humphrey
Physician
BS, Trinity College, M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2003
City of Residence: Columbia, SC

Dr. Carolyn P. Jenkins
Chair: Student Affairs Committee
Writer and Educational Consultant
BA, Claflin University, M.Ed., N.C. Central University, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2003
City of Residence: Columbia, SC

William H. Johnson, Esq.
Senior General Attorney, Norfolk Southern Corp.
BA, Claflin University, J.D., Duke University, LL.M, Temple University
Claflin University Board of Trustees: Elected in 2011
City of Residence: Virginia Beach, VA

James K. Lehman, Esq.
Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP 
BA, Bob Jones University, J.D., University of South Carolina
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2011
City of Residence: Columbia, SC

Mrs. Janice W. Marshall
Executive Director, Clyburn Foundation
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2013
City of Residence: Blythewood, SC

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon
Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church
BA, Claflin University, M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2003
City of Residence: Orangeburg, SC

Mrs. Lessie Price
Manager of Government Affairs, URS Corporation
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected 2013
City of Residence: Aiken, SC

Mr. Isaac Templeton, Jr.
Chief of Transitions Support Services for Headquarters, U.S. Army (retired)
BA, Claflin University, MSW, Temple University
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2008
City of Residence: Fort Washington, MD

Ms. Nancy Wilson Young
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Chair: Faculty and Curriculum Committee
College Professor (retired)
BS, Claflin University, M. Ed., University of Miami
Claflin Board of Trustees: Elected in 2002
City of Residence: South Miami, FL

Dr. Henry N. Tisdale (Ex-Officio)
Treasurer of the Board
President of Claflin University
Claflin Board of Trustees: Since 1994
City of Residence: Orangeburg, SC