School Superintendent Elected to the Coker College Board of Trustees

For more information, contact James Jolly | 843.383.8018

Hartsville, S.C. (June 16, 2010) -- Educator Dr. Rainey H. Knight, superintendent of Darlington County School District, has been elected to the Coker College 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 other officers to establish broad institutional policies and secure financial resources to adequately support the institution.

As superintendent, Knight is responsible for Darlington County’s 23 public schools serving 11,000 students in grades K-12. She has also been a secondary coordinator, principal and associate superintendent in Darlington County, and a teacher and coach at Cheraw High School in Chesterfield County School District. Knight has taught at the University of South Carolina and she has worked in the Office of Research at the South Carolina Department of Education.

A resident of Hartsville, S.C., Knight holds a doctorate in philosophy and a master’s degree in biology from the University of South Carolina. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Francis Marion University.

In addition to serving on the Coker College Board of Trustees, Knight is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pee Dee Education Center. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Darlington Free Medical Clinic, the Board of Directors for Rubicon, the Darlington County Economic Partnership Board, and the Darlington County Coordinating Council. She is a former member of the Francis Marion University Board of Trustees.




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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