Meet Our Team


George Patrick “GP” McLeer Jr.
Executive Director
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Dr. Lemuel Watson, President
University of South Carolina

Dr. Stephanie Milling, 1st Vice President
University of South Carolina

Linda Short, 2nd Vice President
Retired SC Senator

Meredith Cook, Secretary
Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation

Suzy Summers, Treasurer
Furman University

Rose Sheheen, Immediate Past President
Retired Educator


Dr. Cedric Adderley
SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities

Charles Alvis
Winthrop University

Larry Anderson
Francis Marion University

Dr. Chantelle Baker
AC Moore Elementary School

Kathi Bateson
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Dr. Jim Braunreuther
Charleston County School District

Dr. Karen Chandler
College of Charleston

John Concklin, Member-At-Large
United Way of Greenville County

Anne Craig
Arts Center at the Federal Building (Greenwood)

Dr. Eric Crawford
Coastal Carolina University

Beryl Dakers

Ray Doughty, Director Emeritus
Musician / Composer

Susan DuPlessis, Ex-Officio
South Carolina Arts Commission

Jennifer Evins, Member-At-Large
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg

Christine Fisher, Ex-Officio
Arts in Basic Curriculum Project

Dr. Roy Fluhrer, Director Emeritus
The Fine Arts Center

Molly Fortune
Newberry Opera House

Katie Fox, Member-At-Large
Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Dr. Clifford Fulmore, Ex-Officio
SC Parent Teachers Association

Dana Gencarelli
The Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (GAMAC)

Mike Gibbons
Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts

Louise “Weezie” Gibson
Arts Advocate

Michael Haga
College of Charleston

Lois “DeeDee” Brice Hall

Clara Heinsohn
Charleston County School District

Debra Heintz
Arts Council of York County

Hank Herring
Green Herring Art & Framing LLC

Morenga Hunt, Member-At-Large
Winthrop University

Dr. Terry K. Hunter
Fine Arts Cultural Enrichment Teaching Studios

George Jebaily
Jebaily Law Firm, PA

Dr. Mary Jones
Retired Educator

Blair Knobel
TOWN Magazine

Ellen Kochansky
Rensing Center

Kyle Lahm
City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department

Ken May, Ex-Officio
South Carolina Arts Commission

Madeleine McGee, Ex-Officio
SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO)

Vida Miller
Gray Man Gallery

Valerie Morris
College of Charleston

Ellen Dressler Moryl, Director Emeritus

Tom Peters, Ed.D., Ex-Officio
SC Coalition for Math & Science

Carrie Ann Power, Ex-Officio
SC Department of Education

Tom Roose
Westwind Inc.

Paul Savas
Theatre Artist & Arts Advocate

Scott Shanklin-Peterson
College of Charleston

Dr. James Ann Lynch Sheley, Ed.D.
Richland School District Two

David Smalls
Community in Schools of South Carolina

Kimberly Spears
Anderson Arts Center

Susie Surkamer, Ex-Officio
South Arts

Dr. Leo Twiggs

Eve Walling-Wohlford, Ex-Officio
Palmetto State Arts Education

Dr. Rose Wilder
Clarendon County School District 1

Bobbi Wheless, Director Emeritus
The Wheless Group

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