Columbia College Announces New Executive Board Appointments

Executive BoardColumbia, SC – (July 10, 2020) – On July 1, 2020, Columbia College announced the appointment of Tom C. Keith as the new Board Chair for the College’s Board of Trustees. Keith is the President of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. He takes over for Toby W. Goodlett, who served as chair for two years, while he served as Vice Chair.

“Columbia College has deep roots and a storied history in our community and in our state,” Keith said. “It is an honor to serve in this role as the College begins its next chapter of educating students in exciting and creative ways.”

“Tom has an excellent grasp of issues affecting higher education in general and Columbia College in particular,” Dr. Peter Mitchell, Columbia College Interim President said. We are looking forward to Tom’s leadership, building upon the great opportunities that lie ahead for the College and our students”, Mitchell said.

The Board has also elected Kim Wellman, Vice President of Communications Strategies at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, as Vice Chair of the Board. Wellman has worked with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina for over 20 years and has served on the Columbia College Board for three years.

Furthering the Board and its executive leadership team, John Marshall Mosser has been appointed the new Board Secretary. Mosser, a business attorney from the Upstate, has served on the Board since 2018.

In addition to the new Board Chair and Vice Chair, Columbia College welcomes new Board member, Marth Brown, a 1988 graduate of Columbia College. Brown is President and CEO of Tipperary Sales Inc./dba La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor, and is known for her demonstrated history of building teams with award-winning results. Over the years Brown has been involved in Alumnae Relations at the College and regularly speaks to students and adults on the merits of higher education.

As the College’s governing body, the Board of Trustees is responsible for the school's educational mission and fiscal policies. The Columbia College Board of Trustees members serve a term of four years and are eligible to serve as many as three consecutive terms.

About Columbia College

Columbia College was founded in 1854 as Columbia Female College by the Methodist Conference of South Carolina. Columbia College continues to serve as an institution for higher education with approximately 1,200 male and female students in both undergraduate and graduate courses.