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Five new trustees join ҹ첥 Board of Trustees in January 

By Jan Joslin | January 31, 2024

ҹ첥 Southern University is welcoming five new members to the Board of Trustees this month who will serve until December 2028. 

ҹ첥 President B. Keith Faulkner said, “We are delighted to welcome our new trustees and look forward to their assistance and leadership as we work together to prepare servant leaders to lead significant lives. Their expertise in business, education, and training Christian leaders will be an excellent asset for ҹ첥 Southern.” 

Dr. Ryan Ashley ’06 BS, ’09 MEd in secondary administration, is principal of Kennedy Middle School in Aiken. He currently serves as president of the Rotary Club in Aiken and is a member of Millbrook Baptist Church. He is a member of the ҹ첥 Board of Visitors and previously served a term on the ҹ첥 Board of Trustees. 

Larry Driggers of Hanahan is a local business owner and has been active at ҹ첥 on the ҹ첥 Board of Visitors leadership council, the Buc Club, and as a former Board of Trustees member. He and his family established The Dorothy D. Driggers Endowed Scholarship at ҹ첥, and he is a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. 

Rick Redden is a strategy consultant with The McNair Group. He is the retired division CEO for Wachovia/Wells Fargo, where he led the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states. Currently, he serves on the First Reliance Bank Board of Directors and the Appalachian State Business School Board. He is a member of The Church at Life Park and has been featured on the S.C. Business Journal’s 50 Most Influential list. He is a member of the ҹ첥 Board of Visitors and a former member of the CRDA Economic Leadership Council and the Clemson University Board of Visitors.

Tim Whitfield is a local business owner, former member of the ҹ첥 Board of Trustees, member of the ҹ첥 Legacy Society, and he and his family have been major donors to numerous ҹ첥 Southern projects over the years. He administers the Whitfield Family Charitable Trust and is a member of Grace on the Ashley Baptist Church. 

Bobby Wood is pastor of Redemption Church in Ogden, Utah. He is also the Send Network Director for the North American Mission Board. He is originally from Summerville and routinely speaks at ҹ첥 Chapel and many other ҹ첥 events.


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