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 2022–2023


Ben RexMr. Ben Rex | Chair
Chief Executive Officer









Robin WaitesRobin Waites | Vice Chair
Executive Director
Historic Columbia Foundation 







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



cathy adams headshotMs. Cathy Adams
Retired Executive Vice President and COO
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta










Tim Arnold headshotMr. Tim Arnold
President and CEO, ColonialLife
Executive Vice President, Voluntary Benefits at Unum Group

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

Ruth Anne CollinsMs. Ruth Anne McCarter Collins ’68

Helen GrantMs. 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










Tom KeithMr. Thomas C. Keith
Retired President
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

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









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

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

ershela sims headshotDr. Ershela Sims 
Executive Director
Women in Engineering ProActive Network

Mark TimbesMr. Mark Timbes
Garvin Design Group

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

Alumni Association President


lafitte headshotNan Cannon LaFitte '87
Literacy Coach
Richland School District 2








Trustee Emeritus

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