Voorhees Board of Trustees appoints new Board of Trustees officers

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Voorhees Board of Trustees appoints new Board of Trustees officers

November 08, 2016

The Voorhees College Board of Trustees has elected a new slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year.  They are Dane Murray, treasurer, Dr. Robert L. Satcher Jr., chairman, Leah Taylor, secretary, and J. Milton Pope, vice chairman. The elected officers bring a wealth of talents including educational leadership, community involvement, financial counseling, and corporate consulting.  
 
Dane Murray, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina in 1971. He completed further studies at South Carolina’s Bankers School and Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South.  Murray began his career in 1971 as a management trainee in St. George, S.C.
 
Murray has served as branch manager, governmental affairs officer, city branch coordinator, and region branch administrator. He currently serves as the regional president/executive vice president for Bamberg, Colleton, Dorchester, Jasper, and Berkley counties.
Murray has also served on the legislative committee of South Carolina’s Bankers Association, Southern Regional CFT board, Orangeburg area Vocational Rehabilitation Center advisory board, Indian Field United Methodist Church finance committee, and as the past president of the St. George Lions Club.
 
Dr. Robert L. Satcher Jr., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986.
 
He later received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1994 from Harvard Medical School/MIT Health Sciences and Technology, and a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
Satcher worked as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration mission specialist astronaut at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Currently, he is on leave and serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and in the department of Orthopedic Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
 
Leah Taylor, a native of Denmark graduated from Voorhees High School in 1965. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Howard University.
 
In 1974, she began a 40-year career at Howard University working for the Teacher Corps RCTR Center and the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine.
 
She is a member of Capernaum Missionary Baptist Church in Denmark, Voorhees College Church Relations Committee, National Alumni Association, and serves as the president of the Denmark Alumni Chapter.
 
J. Milton Pope, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from Newberry College and a master’s degree in human resource management from Golden Gate University.
 
Pope has over 23 years of experience in local government, including six years with the Municipal Association of South Carolina as an administrator. He has led Richland County through many high-profile issues such as Jail Per Diem, Fire ISO Ratings, and the Transportation Study Commission.
 
Currently, Pope serves on the Benedict-Allen Community Development Corporation, Cooperative Ministries and the City Center Partnership.
 
For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu