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.

Board Trustees for 2021–2022

Tom KeithMr. Thomas C. Keith | Chair
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

Kimberly WellmanMs. Kimberly Wellman | Vice Chair
Vice President | Communication Strategies
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

John MosserMr. John Marshall Mosser, Esq. | Secretary
Associate General Counsel
Global Lending Services

Charlotte BerryMs. Charlotte L. Berry

Tiffany BoykinRev. Tiffany D. Knowlin Boykin '03
Wesley United Methodist Church

Ruth Anne CollinsMs. Ruth Anne McCarter Collins ’68

Helen Grant Ms. Helen Nelson Grant ’81
Chief Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Officer
Richland District Two

Bishop HolstonBishop L. Jonathan Holston
Resident Bishop
South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church

Marion KnoxMr. Marion A. Knox, Jr. 
Terminix Service Inc.

Ben RexMr. Ben Rex
Chief Executive Officer

Rodrick ShiverMr. Rodrick Shiver, CPA
The Shiver Group
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Shiver Certified Public Accountants

John SmithMr. John C.B. Smith, Jr.
Attorney, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Owner, John C. B. Smith Real Estate

Mark TimbesMr. Mark Timbes
Garvin Design Group

Christopher TroupDr. E. Christopher Troup
Physician | Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Prisma Health

Robin WaitesRobin Waites
Executive Director
Historic Columbia Foundation 

Kaymani D. WestHon. Kaymani D. West, '97
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge

Alumni Association President

Sara headshotSara Snell Whittaker '91
Staff Associate for Affiliate Services
Municipal Association of SC

Trustee Emeritus

Edward SellersMr. M. Edward Sellers
Retired, President and Chief Executive Officer
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina