Filing for college, university Boards of Trustees open

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From staff reports 

Filing for more than 50 seats on nine South Carolina college and university’s Boards of Trustees opened this past week. 

It is required by law that any person who wishes to offer as a candidate for a board position must notify the Screening Commission in writing of his/her intent to offer for the specific seat. 

The deadline for receiving Letters of Intent is noon on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. 

Letters of Intent must be hand delivered to: Senator Harvey S. Peeler, Jr., Chairman, College and University Trustee Screening Commission, 213 Gressette Building, Columbia, S.C. 29201. 

The Letter of Intent must contain full legal name, home address, telephone number, email address and the candidate’s signature. Incomplete letters will not be accepted. 

Questions should be addressed to either Martha Casto or Julie Price at 803-212- 6430. 

Upon receipt of the accepted letter of intent, the Application Packet will be given to the prospective candidate to be completed. Application packets must be hand delivered no later than noon on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. 

The following is a list of seats open to residents of northern Beaufort County. 

The Citadel 

One (1) at-large seat – term expires June 30, 2028 – must be a graduate of The Citadel 

Clemson University 

Three (3) at-large seats – terms expire June 30, 2026 

College of Charleston 

1st Congressional District – Seat 1 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 15 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 17 – term expires June 30, 2026 

Francis Marion University 

1st Congressional District – Seat 1 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 8 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 10 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 12 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 13 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 14 – term expires June 30, 2026 

Lander University 

At-Large – Seat 8 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 9 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 10 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 11 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 12 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 13 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 14 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 15 – term expires June 30, 2026 

Medical University of South Carolina 

1st Congressional District – Medical Seat* – term expires June 30, 2026 

*medical members are defined in Section 59-123-50 as a medical doctor, dentist, registered nurse or licensed pharmacist 

South Carolina State University 

1st Congressional District – Seat 1 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 9 – term expires June 30, 2026 

At-Large – Seat 11 – term expires June 30, 2026 

Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School 

Two (2) At-Large seats – terms expire June 30, 2026