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Calvin Elam
CEO/Financial Consultant, EFG/ProVest Wealth Management Group
Board of Trustees Member

Board of Trustees

James A. Bennett
Area Executive Vice President, First Citizens Bank
Immediate Past Board of Trustees Chairman

Rev. Dr. Robin Dease
Superintendent, Hartsville District

Dr. Belinda Gergel
(Ret.) Educator

William Johnson, Esq.
(Ret.) Senior General Attorney Norfolk Southern Corp.

James Lehman
Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Board of Trustees Chairman

Rev. Dr. Albert Shuler
Senior Pastor, New Creation United Methodist Church, Durham, NC


Dr. Belinda Wheeler
Associate Professor of English and faculty representative to the Board of Trustees



Ashley Schofield
Claflin University Controller


Kayla Hodges
Claflin University SGA President


Alumni Representative

Gerald Mackey
1974 Claflin graduate and financial secretary of the Claflin University International Alumni Association 


Board of Visitors

Thelma Hudson
1973 Claflin graduate and chair of the Board of Visitors


Public Sector

Robert Jennings
Vice President for medical sales and marketing at Zeus Industrial Products

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