Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the final authority and the governing body of The Medical University of South Carolina, its colleges, outreach programs, and ancillary functions. The Board establishes the general policies of the University, defines educational programs and approves annual budgets. The Board names the principal officers of the University, including the President and Vice Presidents. Meeting six (6) times a year, the comprised group includes physicians, dentists, a former educator, engineer, a former congressman, business executives, a CPA, and an attorney.

MUSC Board Member Biographies


Service Began

Expiration of Terms

Members Representing    
Dr. Donald R. Johnson II 
(First District) Charleston
1994 2022
Dr. James Lemon, Chairman
(Second District) Columbia
2014 2022
Dr. Richard M. Christian, Jr.
(Third District) Greenwood
2017 2022
Dr. Henry Frederick Butehorn III
(Fourth District)
             2019 2024
Dr. G. Murrell Smith, Sr.
(Fifth District) Sumter
 2013 2024
Dr. W. Melvin Brown III
(Sixth District) Charleston 
 2018 2022
Dr. Paul T. Davis
(Seventh District) Darlington
 2018 2024
 Lay Members    
Mr. Michael E. Stavrinakis
(First District) Charleston 
 2013 2024
Mr. William H. Bingham, Sr.             
(Second District) Columbia 
 2002 2024
Mr. Charles W. Schulze, Vice Chairman
(Third District) Greenwood 
 2002 2024
Thomas L. Stephenson, Esq.
(Fourth District) Greenville 
1998 2022
Ms. Terri R. Barnes
(Fifth District) Rock Hill 
 2014 2022
Ms. Barbara Johnson-Williams
(Sixth District) Orangeburg 
 2013 2024
The Honorable James A. Battle
(Seventh District) Nichols 
 2013 2022
Dr. Bartlett J. "Bart" Witherspoon*
Dr. C. Guy Castles III**
*At-Large Member
**Governor's Designee
***Serves at the pleasure of the Governor