Board of Advocates

The School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering is honored to have the following community and national leaders support our mission and our students by serving on our Board of Advocates. The Board meets regularly to discuss issues related to regional/national awareness of our robust STEM programs, experiential learning opportunities for our students, increasing diversity in the School, and fundraising. We sincerely appreciate their volunteer service:

Kenneth Mace Brown, Founder, Mace Brown Natural History Museum, Philanthropist

The Honorable Sylleste Davis, South Carolina House of Representatives - District 100

Neil Draisin, Founder and Optometrist, Draisin Vision Group

J. Steven Dykes, Economic Development Director, Charleston County

Dina Elshazly, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

Oliver Fetzer, Chief Executive Officer, Synthetic Genomics

Lee Fryland, Financial Services Executive

Tommy Gardner, Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal

David T. Ginn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Kim Hayes, Co-CEO and Founder, The Ambit Group

Susan Hilsman, Retired Physician, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Ebony Hilton, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Virginia and Medical Director, GoodStock Consulting, LLC

Joseph "Mac" Hodgson, Jr., President and CEO, The GEL Group, Inc.

Mitchell Leverette, Chief, Division of Solid Mineral, Bureau of Land Management

Angela Stephenson Lindner, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, University of Florida

Lori Lester Lyles, Dr. Lori Lyles & Associates

Joynicole Martinez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Alchemist Agency

Thomas P. McKenna III, Chief Operating Officer, Thorne