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: Mr. Ron Brantley, 2020
  • Secretary: Mr. Larry Driggers, 2022

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

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

BUSINESS AFFAIRS, FACILITIES, ATHLETICS

  • Dr. Frank Bullard, 2023, chair
  • Mr. Phil Byrd, 2024*
  • Mr. Brice Richardson, 2020
  • Dr. Johnny Ward, 2021

DEVELOPMENT

  • Mr. Bucky Drake, 2021, chair
  • Mr. Troy Herndon, 2020
  • Dr. James Merritt, 2024*
  • Dr. Gloria Thiem, 2023

ENROLLMENT

  • Dr. Judy Hetz, 2023, chair
  • Dr. Ryan Ashley, 2022
  • Mr. Ron Brantley, 2020
  • Mr. James Davis, 2023

FINANCE & INVESTMENTS

  • Mrs. Julia Martin, 2021, chair
  • Mrs. Valerie Rumbough, 2022*
  • Mr. Jeff Wildes, 2021*
  • Mr. Scott Woods, 2020

STUDENT LIFE & ATHLETICS

  • Dr. Tim Spurling, 2020, chair
  • Mr. Mark Hood, 2024
  • Dr. D.J. Horton, 2024
  • Mr. Tim Whitfield, 2022