Goz Segars Elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees

For more information, contact James Jolly | 843.383.8018

Hartsville, S.C. (May 25, 2010) -- Goz Segars of Hartsville has been elected chairman of the Coker College Board of Trustees. He is the chief operating officer of Segars Development and Management and a longtime advocate of economic and educational progress in South Carolina.

 

Segars is a past Volunteer of the Year for both the South Carolina Economic Developers Association and the State Board of Education. He was a charter member of the Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation, and he is past chairman of the Darlington County Partnership, a consortium focused on local economic development.

 

For three decades, Segars served on the Florence-Darlington Area Commission for Technical Education, including two terms as chairman and vice-chairman.  In 1993, he was named Darlington County Economic Ambassador of the Year.

 

A graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, Segars has served the University in several capacities, including a term on the board of visitors. For several years, he has been involved with the Clemson University Foundation, and is currently the foundation’s vice chair.

 

Segars has served on the Coker College Board of Trustees since 2008. His wife, Pat, is a 1981 Coker College graduate. They are previous co-chairs of Pee Dee Campaign for Coker College, which supports the college’s annual scholarship fund, and she has served on the Coker College Board of Visitors, Alumni Board, and Board of Trustees.

 

The Coker College Board of Trustees is comprised of 28 appointed business and community leaders who voluntarily provide guidance to the institution. The board works closely with the college president and officers to establish broad institutional policies and secure financial resources to adequately support the institution.

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Founded in 1908, Coker College is an independent, comprehensive college with a liberal arts core required of all students. Coker provides quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom that prepare graduates for professional and personal success. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Coker one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review rates Coker a Best Southeastern College based on academic reputation and student satisfaction.

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