The Board of Trustees consists of 20 members; two members from each of the South Carolina congressional districts, three at-large members elected by the General Assembly, one member who shall be the Governor or his designee, one member appointed from the State at-large by the Governor and one member appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the College of Charleston Alumni Association.
The final authority and responsibility for the governance of the College of Charleston is vested in the Board in accordance with the statutes of the State of South Carolina. Although the Board of Trustees delegates the administration of the campus under its authority to the President of the College, its right to intervene in all matters pertaining to the College is not abrogated by this delegation of authority.
For more information, read a brief history of the College of Charleston.
On October 16, 2009, the Board of Trustees approved the College of Charleston Strategic Plan.
The Trustees Named in the Charter of 1785
Gov. William Moultrie
Lt. Gov. Charles Drayton
Daniel De Saussure
Thomas Heyward, Jr.*
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney**
William Loughton Smith
* Signed Declaration of Independence
** Signed U. S. Constitution