Meet the Board

Charleston Southern University’s Board of Trustees consists of 25 members who are elected by the South Carolina Baptist Convention. 

  • Chairman: Dr. Ken Evans, 2021
  • Vice Chairman: Dr. Judy Kneece Hetz, 2023
  • Secretary: Mr. Larry Driggers, 2022

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

  • Mrs. Linda Fick, 2023, chair
  • Mrs. Missy Branch, 2024
  • Mr. Larry Driggers, 2022, officer
  • Dr. Chad Rickenbaker, 2022

BUSINESS AFFAIRS, FACILITIES, TECHNOLOGY

  • Dr. Frank Bullard, 2023, chair
  • Mr. Phil Byrd, 2024
  • Mr. Randy Eller, 2025**
  • Dr. Johnny Ward, 2021

DEVELOPMENT

  • Mr. Bucky Drake, 2021, chair
  • Mr. William Renfrow, 2025**
  • Dr. James Merritt, 2024
  • Dr. Gloria Thiem, 2023

ENROLLMENT

  • Dr. Judy Hetz, 2023, officer
  • Dr. Ryan Ashley, 2022, chair
  • Rev. Alex Sands, 2025**
  • Mr. James Davis, 2023

FINANCE & INVESTMENTS

  • Mrs. Julia Martin, 2021, chair
  • Mrs. Valerie Rumbough, 2022
  • Mr. Jeff Wildes, 2021
  • Dr. Jerry Williams, 2025**

STUDENT LIFE & ATHLETICS

  • Mr. Adam Robertson, 2025**
  • Mr. Mark Hood, 2024, chair
  • Dr. D.J. Horton, 2024
  • Mr. Tim Whitfield, 2022

** New Trustees