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. Judy Kneece Hetz, 2023
  • Vice Chairman: Mr. Ron Brantley, 2026**
  • Secretary: Mr. Larry Driggers, 2022

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

  • Mrs. Linda Fick, 2023 (Chair)
  • Mrs. Missy Branch, 2024
  • Mr. Dean Murphy, 2026**
  • Dr. Chad Rickenbaker, 2022
  • Dr. Jackie Fish

BUSINESS AFFAIRS, FACILITIES, TECHNOLOGY

  • Dr. Frank Bullard, 2023 (Chair)
  • Mr. Phil Byrd, 2024
  • Mr. Randy Eller, 2025
  • Mr. Mark Hood, 2024
  • Mr. Luke Blackmon

DEVELOPMENT

  • Dr. Gloria Thiem, 2023 (Chair)
  • Mr. William Renfrow, 2025
  • Dr. James Merritt, 2024
  • Mr. David Baggs

ENROLLMENT

  • Dr. Ryan Ashley, 2022 (Chair)
  • Mr. James Davis, 2023
  • Rev. Alex Sands, 2025
  • Rev. Robbie Baxley, 2026**
  • Dr. Tony Turner
  • Dr. Michael Bryant

FINANCE & INVESTMENTS

  • Mrs. Valerie Rumbough, 2022 (Chair)
  • Mr. Bill Carpenter, 2026**
  • Mr. Jeff Wildes, 2021
  • Mr. Jerry Williams, 2025
  • Mrs. Janelle Fox
  • Mr. Luke Blackmon

STUDENT LIFE & ATHLETICS

  • Mr. Adam Robertson, 2025 (Chair)
  • Dr. D.J. Horton, 2024
  • Mr. Tim Whitfield, 2022
  • Rev. Clark Carter
  • Mr. Jeff Barber

** New Trustees