June 30, 2020

Meet the New Gamecocks on the Board of Governors

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By: UofSC Alumni Association

Meet an extraordinarily diverse and talented group of Gamecock leaders who will bring their skills, experiences and passion for our beloved alma mater to the Board as we move the UofSC Alumni Association forward into a greater future. Their terms commenced July 1, 2020.

National At-Large Member: Taylor Cain ’11, ’13 M.Ed.
The current chair of the Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council, Taylor serves as the Director of Engagement, Leadership and Service in the Student Life department at the University of Georgia. Committed to leadership since her undergraduate days, as a student she served as Student Body Vice President and was a co-founder of UofSC’s Pillars orientation program. A resident of Athens, Georgia, Taylor’s experience in higher education, researching and working with young people will make Taylor a valuable asset as we seek to significantly increase efforts to engage our youngest demographic of alumni. Taylor will be filling the seat that is being vacated by Jotaka Eaddy whose term ends on June 30, 2020.

District Two Member: James Anderson ’15 B.A.

James Anderson is a Fulbright scholar and a current member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves, serving as a Staff Intelligence Officer. He served eight years of active duty before transitioning to the Reserves. Like Taylor, James is no stranger to the Alumni Association. He was a founding member and the inaugural chair of the Association’s Veteran’s Alumni Council in 2018. James is particularly passionate about expanding and cultivating the Association’s mentorship and networking efforts. His wife, Natasha, currently serves as a member of the Black Alumni Council. James will be filling the seat being vacated by Forrest Alton, whose term ends on June 30, 2020

District One Member: Sherrie Snipes-Williams ’90, B.S.

With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and board governance, Sherrie currently serves as the CEO of the Charleston Promise Neighborhood. She is engaged with the Black Alumni Council, serving on subcommittees and participating in the Council’s programming and activities in the Charleston area. She is passionate about fundraising and connecting our alumni back to their alma mater. Sherrie will also bring another unique perspective to the Board as her daughter Serra will become a Gamecock freshman in the fall. Sherrie will complete incoming President-Elect Scott Moise’s current term, set to expire in 2021, and remain eligible to serve two additional consecutive terms.

 

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