Board of Trustees

The GSSM Board is responsible for the school's operation and oversight.

Members of the GSSM Board of Trustees are appointed by statute and by the Governor's Office of the State of South Carolina. The Board is responsible for the school's operations and oversight according to its bylaws.

Meet Our Board

Robert (Bob) Brown, Board Chair
President
Integrated Systems, Inc.

B. Charmeka Childs
President
MC Consulting, LLC

William Hudson Denny
Partner
Net3 Technology, Inc.

John Michael Florence
Vice President, HR, General Counsel & Secretary
Sonoco Products Company

Dennis Getter
Retired Businessman

Judith Salley-Guydon, PhD
Chair, Department of Biology & Science
South Carolina State University

Heyward Hilliard
Executive Vice President of Operations
HMR Veterans Services, Inc.

Rainey H. Knight, PhD
Director of Strategic Innovation
South Carolina Education Oversight Committee

Barbara Melvin
President and Chief Executive Officer
South Carolina Ports Authority

Danny Dorsel, Board Secretary
President
Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics

Henry Tisdale, PhD
President Emeritus
Claflin University

Argentini Anderson, PhD – Designee for Dr. Monhollon
Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

Jane E. Joseph, PhD - Designee for Dr. Saladin
Professor, Department of Neurosciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Heather Srulevich
President, GSSM Foundation
VP & CFO 
BCBS Heathcare Division

Robert H. Jones Jr., PhD
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Clemson University

Stephanie Distasio – Designee for SCDE Superintendent
Director of Personalized Learning
South Carolina Department of Education

Rusty Monhollon, PhD
President and Executive Director
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

Lisa K. Saladin, PhD
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Medical University of South Carolina

Molly Spearman
Superintendent of Education
South Carolina Department of Education

Stephen J. Culter, PhD
Interim Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of South Carolina

David Tedeschi, PhD – Designee for Dr. Culter
Professor – Physics and Astronomy
University of South Carolina

Cynthia Y. Young, PhD – Designee for Dr. Jones
Dean, College of Science & Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Clemson University

"A substantial amount of resources in public education are focused on 'raising the floor' and that is a well constituted and important goal. But what has drawn me to the Governor's School for the past 15 years, is that it is focused on 'raising the ceiling' for some of South Carolina's best students."

Bob Brown, President, Board of Trustees

Meeting Schedule

The GSSM Board holds four meetings each calendar year. Pursuant to the bylaws, special meetings may also be called. For all meetings, public notice will be posted in accordance with state regulations.

View all Board of Trustees 2023 Meeting Dates.

 

The GSSM Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 12 p.m. in Hartsville