Four New Members Named to SC Humanities Board of Directors

SC Humanities is pleased to announce the FY2014 Board of Directors who begin their terms on November 1, 2013.

Four new members will join the Board of Directors in 2014: Marie C. Boyd of Columbia, Kim Shealy Jeffcoat of Lexington, Billy Keyserling of Beaufort, and G. Garrett Scott of Spartanburg.

A graduate of Harvard University with a Yale University Law School degree, Marie C. Boyd is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  She specializes in the areas of food and drug law, administrative law, and torts.  She writes about cooking and crafting on her blog, “Scissors and Spoons.”  She also serves as a board member on the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council.

Kim Shealy Jeffcoat is Executive Director of the SC Center for Children’s Books and Literacy at the University of South Carolina.  With degrees in English and Library Science, Kim is dedicated to literacy and is involved with numerous statewide outreach programs including the popular “Cocky’s Reading Express.” She is currently the series editor for “Young Palmetto Books,” South Carolina books focused for young readers and published by USC Press.  She is active in community work and is an accomplished fund raiser.

Billy Keyserling is Mayor of the City of Beaufort and owner of Keyserling Real Estate in Beaufort.  He has previously owned a PR business and worked for Coldwell Bankers and Welton Street Investments.  He holds degrees from Brandeis and Boston University.   He is a former member of the SC State Legislature.  He is President of the Arts Council of Beaufort County.  Among numerous accomplishments, he led the effort for a $5 million c campaign to renovate the Penn Center and he chaired the year-long 300-year anniversary of Beaufort.   

A graduate of Clemson University with a B.A. in Economics, G. Garrett Scott is currently President of the Industrial Division of Johnson Development Associates in Spartanburg.   He has established himself as a key player in the industrial and manufacturing industry, having managed the implementation of more than twenty industrial parks throughout the Southeast.  Scott is very active in the Spartanburg community serving on the boards of SPACE (Spartanburg Conservation Endowment), the American Red Cross, and the Palmetto Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Marie Boyd  Kim Shealy Jeffcoat  Billy Keyserling Garrett Scott

Images: (L to R) Marie C. Boyd, Kim Shealy Jeffcoat, Billy Keyserling, G. Garrett Scott

Board Members continuing to serve are: L. Andrew Westbrook III (Chair) of Greenville, Ghussan R. Greene (Vice Chair) of Orangeburg, J. Herman Blake of Charleston, Portia Cobb of Edisto Island, Virginia Friedman of Charleston, Thomas R. Gottshall of Columbia, Courtney Tollison Hartness of Greenville, Samuel M. Hines, Jr. of Charleston, Paul Horne (Secretary) of Rock Hill, D. Delores Logan of Columbia, Randolph R. (Randy) Lowell, Esq. of Blythewood, Walton J. McLeod of Little Mountain, S.C. (Cal) McMeekin, Jr. of Columbia, Maggi M. Morehouse of Conway, H. Graham Osteen, II of Georgetown, The Honorable Elizabeth D. (Betty Jo) Rhea of Rock Hill, David E. Rison of Summerville, Sara Sanders (Past Chair) of Conway, and Revonda L. Spratt of Inman.

SC Humanities bids a sad farewell to three outstanding Board Members who are retiring from the Board. Helen Fellers of Columbia, D. Reece Williams III of Columbia, and Jane Floyd Zenger of Blythewood each served the Council with great diligence and passion and will be sincerely missed.

The Board of Directors of SC Humanities consists of volunteer academic and public members. Board members initiate and develop projects, seek to make the humanities accessible statewide, and take active roles in Council fundraising.