Columbia College Announces Five New Board of Trustees Members

Columbia, S.C. – Columbia College is pleased to announce the approval of five new members to the Board of Trustees. The South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church accepted the nominations for John Marshall Mosser, Lynn Brown Wythe, E. Christopher Troup, Nika White, and Judith Sosebee Prince.

“These five new members bring a wealth of knowledge, different perspectives, and diversified backgrounds,” said President Carol Moore. “We are pleased to welcome such student and community centered individuals to our Board of Trustees to help us further the Mission of the College.”

Columbia College educates students in the liberal arts tradition with an emphasis on service, social justice, and leadership development. Since 1854 the College has provided experiential educational opportunities that develop students’ capacity for critical thought and expression, life-long learning, acceptance of personal responsibility, and commitment to service in the community.

John Marshall Mosser, is the Corporate Counsel at Global Lending Services. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, School of Law, and the University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business, Mr. Mosser “firmly believes that lifelong learning and higher education are keys to an improved quality of life for individuals and their families.” He serves on the board for the Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina, and previously served on the Gills Creek Watershed Association.

Lynn Brown Wythe, is the Nurse Executive at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Wythe has served on the board of Chapin Chamber of Commerce, and is the previous board chair. She and her husband are active members in their church and have served as senior youth leaders.

E. Christopher Troup, is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Greenville Memorial Health Systems. He received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and obtained his Doctor of Medicine from Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Troup has been a member of the Medical Association of Georgia since 1999, served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Hospital of the Medical Center of Central Georgia and the United Way of Greenville County. He and his family are active members of Grace Church of South Carolina in Greenville. Dr. Troup’s daughter, Michelle Troup ’17, is a recent graduate of Columbia College, and the College is excited to have his parental perspective on the board.

Judith Sosebee Prince, is a Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina. She received three degrees from the University of Georgia: Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Education, and Doctorate of Education. Her commitment to higher education is evident through her 30+ year career in the field. In addition to her commitment to education, Dr. Prince has served on the boards of the American Council on Education Network of Women in Higher Education, the Greenville Literacy Association, the Upstate International Inaugural Board, the Rotary Club of Greenville, the South Carolina Women in Higher Education, Greenville Women at Work Executive Committee, among other.

Nika White, is the President and CEO of Nika White Consulting. She received a Bachelor of Art in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina before obtaining her Master of Education and Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Dr. White currently sits on the board of the United Way of Greenville County, Greenville Commerce Club, SC Chamber of Commerce Diversity Committee, and the Carolina Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council. She has also been involved with the American Advertising Federation of Greenville, YWCA, MLK Dream Weekend Board of Directors, MedEx Academy Advisory Board, and the Rotary Club of Greenville.

The Columbia College Board of Trustees members serve a term of four years and are eligible to serve as many as three consecutive terms. In addition to the new trustees, the following board members were recently re-elected for a second term: Charlotte Berry and Marion A Knox, Jr. Columbia College is also welcomes three new board officers: Toby Goddlett, Chair, Tom Keith, Vice Chair, and Helen Nelson Grant, Secretary.

About Columbia College
Columbia College was founded in 1854 and continues to serve as an institution for higher education with approximately 1,200 students, female and male, in both undergraduate and graduate courses. Columbia College prepares students personally and professionally for success through strong liberal arts and professional programs emphasizing service, social justice, and leadership development. For more information about Columbia College, visit

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