Parker selected as first female chair of the Board of Education for Maury County Public Schools

The Board of Education for Maury County Public Schools made history by naming members Kristin Parker (2004) and Bettye Kinser as its first female chairs.

Chair Parker was selected to lead the board with Vice Chair Bettye Kinser until a formal vote for the full-term positions in September. In September both were again elected to serve the full term.

“I will serve at the pleasure of the board, and hopefully, I will be effective in the next two months,” Parker said of her appointment.

Dean, alumni make Columbia’s 50 most influential list

Columbia Business Monthly released their annual list of the 50 most influential people in the region. Congratulations to the University of South Carolina School of Law’s Dean Robert M. Wilcox for making this year’s list. Along with Dean Wilcox, several of our alumni were recognized: Mayor Steve Benjamin (1994), Gov. Henry McMaster (1973), Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court Donald Beatty (1979), David Pascoe (1993), and Susie Gerald Shannon (2004)Nick Kremydas (1994) and Teresa Wilson (1999) . The selection of the individuals is a result of staff research and community nomination.