SCICU Elects Five Midlands Business Leaders to Board

SCICU (SC Independent Colleges and Universities) has elected five Midlands business leaders to its Board of Trustees for a three-year term. These new trustees are LaJoia Broughton (SC Retirement System Investment Commission), Lou Kennedy (Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation), Chakisse Newton (Cardinal Consulting Company), Walter Shealy (Shealy Consulting Group), and Tricia Wharton (Whitener and Wharton, PA).
The five new Midlands trustees join other business and education leaders throughout SC who support legislative advocacy, scholarship fundraising, research, and public policy on behalf of the 33,000+ students who attend the twenty (20) independent, non-profit colleges and universities that are members of SCICU. The SCICU Board of Trustees is composed of the presidents of the twenty member colleges and universities and 41 at-large trustees.
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South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. (SCICU), a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, was established in 1953 to promote independent higher education in South Carolina. SCICU supports and promotes the values of independent higher education in South Carolina. SCICU seeks to advance higher education through fundraising, scholarships, and research, as well as by facilitating collaborative activities among the member institutions. SCICU also enhances a positive public image and encourages government policies that support independent higher education.