July 8, 2020
COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia partner Carmen Harper Thomas has been elected as chair of the Board of Visitors of the University of South Carolina. The Board of Visitors assists the Board of Trustees and the University’s President in the overall advancement of the University of South Carolina Columbia and the University of South Carolina System.
In support of its efforts, the Board of Visitors works to encourage alumni participation, invite public and private support, and facilitate internal and external communications with the University’s stakeholders. This is Thomas’ second three-year term on the board.
Thomas earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law, a Masters of Public Administration from the University’s Graduate School, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University’s Honors College in Journalism and Mass Communications, cum laude.
With Nelson Mullins, Thomas is a litigator whose experience includes resolving disputes and regulatory issues for financial services companies, energy and telecommunications utilities, professionals and their firms, and companies with innovative technology or business models. She is active in the American and South Carolina Bar Associations and serves as vice chair on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands.
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