MYRTLE BEACH — Marion Lee of Hemingway, Charles Lewis of Gaffney and George Mullen of Hilton Head Island have been selected to serve as members of Coastal Carolina University’s board of trustees, according to a news release from the university.
Lee is a retired teacher, principal and member of the S.C. State Board of Education. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a graduate of Presbyterian College and earned a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina. He previously served as a member of the Hemingway town council. He is married to Nancy Lee and is the father of three daughters and the grandfather of eight grandchildren.
Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Smithdale Massey University in Richmond, Va. He spent more than 40 years working in retail management for Belk and retired from Hamrick’s in 2010. He and his wife, Kathryn, have been married for 45 years, and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.
An attorney for the past 33 years, Mullen has practiced law with Mullen Wylie LLC for more than 20 years. He graduated from Mercer University in 1976 and earned a law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1979. Mullen is married to Carmen Tevis Mullen, a judge for South Carolina’s 14th Judicial Circuit, and they have four children.
CCU’s 17-member board of trustees comprises the governor of the state or his or her designee, who is an ex officio member of the board; one gubernatorial appointee from the state at large; and 15 members elected by the S.C. General Assembly to represent each of the state’s Congressional Districts and the state at large. Lee fills the 6th Congressional District, Lewis represents the 5th Congressional District, and Mullen represents the 1st Congressional District.
Other members of CCU's board of trustees are Chairman D. Wyatt Henderson of Greer, Larry L. Biddle of Conway, William S. Biggs of Anderson, Vice Chairman Gary W. Brown of Florence, Samuel H. Frink of Conway, Natasha M. Hanna of Conway, Carlos C. Johnson of Roebuck, William L. Lyles Jr. of Anderson, Daniel W. R. Moore Sr. of North Myrtle Beach, Oran P. Smith of Leesville, Eugene C. Spivey of Myrtle Beach, Samuel J. Swad of Gaffney, Robert G. Templeton of Neeses and William E. Turner III of Greenville.
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