As the College’s governing body, the Board of Trustees is responsible for the school's educational mission and fiscal policies.

The Columbia College Board of Trustees members serve a term of four years and are eligible to serve as many as three consecutive terms.

We're grateful for the guidance and time investment we receive from our Board. It's critical to have a community of leaders standing behind our College and our students. 

Board Trustees for 2023–2024

Ben Rex | Chair

Chief Executive Officer


Robin Waites | Vice Chair/Secretary

Executive Director

Historic Columbia Foundation

cathy adams

Ms. Cathy Adams

Retired - Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

tim arnold

Mr. Tim Arnold

CEO | President

Colonial Life

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Rev. Tiffany D. Knowlin Boykin '03


Wesley United Methodist Church

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Ms. Ruth Anne McCarter Collins ’68


vivia fowler

Rev. Vivia Lawton Fowler '76


Epworth United Methodist Church

scott graves

Mr. W. Scott Graves

President, Private Business Division

BlueCross BlueShield of SC

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Bishop L. Jonathan Holston

Resident Bishop

South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Mr. W. Anthony Jackson


Baptist Hospital

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Mr. Thomas C. Keith

Retired President

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

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Mr. Marion A. Knox, Jr.


Terminix Service Inc.

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Mr. John Marshall Mosser, Esq.

Senior Counsel

King & Kozlarek

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Mr. Rodrick Shiver, CPA

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Shiver Certified Public Accountants

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Dr. Ershela Sims

Executive Director

Women in Engineering ProActive Network

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Mr. Mark Timbes


Garvin Design Group

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Hon. Kaymani D. West, '97

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge

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Sara Snell Whitaker '99

Staff Associate for Affiliate Services

Municipal Association of SC

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Ms. Jada Willis

People Strategy Consultant

JW Consulting, LLC

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Nan Cannon LaFitte '87 | Alumni Association President

Literacy Coach

Richland School District 2

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Mr. M. Edward Sellers | Trustee Emeritus

Retired, President and Chief Executive Officer

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina