Board of Trustees

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Board of Trustees Members & Bios (Current Term)

VU BOT David Miller

David Miller ‘84, Chair

Co-Founder / Chief Operating Officer
Our Weekly
Los Angeles, California
Term: 2020 – 2023

VC BOT Traci Young Cooper

Traci Young-Cooper, Ph.D., Vice Chair

Richland School District One
Columbia, South Carolina
Term: 2022 – 2025

VC BOT James Williams

Rev. James Williams ‘71, M.Ed, M.Div, D.Min., Treasurer

(Retired) Vice President of Student Affairs
Tri County Technical College
Senior Pastor
Easley Union Missionary Baptist Church
Easley, South Carolina
Term: 2022 – 2025

VC BOT Calhoun Walpole

Reverend Calhoun Walpole, Secretary

The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

VC BOT Arturo Chavez

Arturo Chavez, AIA, LEEP AP

Senior Principal | Architect
Houston, Texas
Term: 2020 - 2023

VC BOT Sam Davis

Reverend Sam Davis ‘79

Pastor, Beulah Grove Baptist Church
Augusta, Georgia
Term: 2020 – 2023

VC BOT Jerome Geathers

Jerome Geathers ‘72

Geathers Enterprises, Inc.
Huntsville, North Carolina
Term: 2021 – 2024

LaTonya Gillespie-Johnson, DDS ‘09

Southern Pearl Dentistry
College Park, Georgia
Term: 2021 – 2024

VU BOT Solomon Jackson Jr

Solomon Jackson, Jr., L.H.D, D.D.

Pastor/Founder of Solomon’s Temple
Columbia, South Carolina
Term: 2022 – 2025

VU BOT John Loveday

John Loveday

Vice President of Innovation and Growth
Rhodes Branding
Columbia, South Carolina
Term: 2022 – 2025

VC BOT Dan Martin

Dan Martin ‘77

Agency Owner
Dan Martin Agency / Allstate Insurance Company
Charleston, South Carolina
Term: 2020 – 2023

VU BOT Nathaniel Miller

Nathaniel Miller

Interim Director, Department of Public Works
Department of Transportation
Columbia, South Carolina
Term: 2022 - 2025

VC BOT Linda Flowers

Linda Flowers McCullough ‘76

(Retired) Educator, Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta, Georgia
Term: 2022 – 2024

VU BOT Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor

Senior Diversity and Inclusion Leader
Cisco Systems
Durham, NC
Term: 2022 - 2025

VC BOT Michelle Meekins

Michelle Meekins ‘74, Ph.D.

(Retired) Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership
Elementary Schools Group Two
Greenville, South Carolina
Term: 2021 – 2024

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Samuel Ntewusu, Ph.D.

Institute of African Studies
University of Ghana
Legon-Accra, Ghana
Term: 2022 – 2025

VC BOT Fulton Porter

Fulton Porter, MD

Flossmoor, Illinois
Term: 2022 – 2023

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Laverne Lewis Gaskins

Law Office Of Laverne Lewis Gaskins P.C
Augusta, GA
Term: 2022 - 2025

Leslie Simpson

South Carolina Assoc of Counties
Columbia, South Carolina
Term: 2022 – 2025

VC BOT Leah Taylor

Leah Taylor ‘64

(Retired) Program Coordinator
Howard University
Denmark, South Carolina
Term: 2022 – 2023

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Kevin Voorhees Carroll

Real Estate Advisor
Los Angles California
Term: 2022 - 2025

Tiffany Gary

Tiffany Gary '04

Voorhees University National Alumni Association
Term: 2024 - 2026

Trustee Representatives

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Marcus Amos, Ph.D.

Faculty Representative
President, Voorhees University Faculty Senate
Denmark, South Carolina

Lawrenz Ellman - Sanders

Lawrenz Ellman - Sanders

President, Voorhees University
Student Government Association
Denmark, South Carolina

Ex-Officio Members

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Ronnie Hopkins, Ph.D.

Voorhees University
Denmark, South Carolina

VC BOT Daniel Wagner

Rev. Daniel Wagner

St. Sugustine of Canterbury
Aiken, South Carolina

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