board of trustees meeting, trustees voted to approve a new chairman and
vice-chairman for a two-year period. Tom Stephenson, Esq., was elected
chairman and James E. Wiseman, DMD, was elected vice-chairman.
Stephenson has served on the board since
1998. The lay representative from Congressional District 4 and
Greenvilleattorney received both his bachelor’s
law degrees from the University of South Carolina (USC). Stephenson has
law since 1979.
He represents clients in commercialand
employment matters and has been
consistently recognized by “The Best Lawyers in America” and as one of
25 Attorneys in South Carolina” as published in South Carolina Super
Stephenson’s contributions to public service have included president of
Legal Services Agency of Western Carolina; president of the Greenville
Society; Greenville Civil Service Commission member; and 300 for
and wife, Dianne, live in Greenville and have two adult children.
Wiseman was elected as the layrepresentative
from Congressional District
5 in 2002, and is a retired dentist and member of the S.C. Dental
He is past president of the Central District Dental Society and past
of the S.C. Academy of Practice Administration. Wiseman is a graduate
and obtained his doctor of dental medicine degree from the University
Louisville in 1959.Wiseman is
the recipient of many awards, among them the Governor’s Rural Summit
Woodrow Wilson Award, Order of the Palmetto, S.C. Dental Association
Citizenship Award, and the S.C. Downtown Development Award. Wiseman
serves on the Board of Directors of the NewberryFederal
Bank and is Chair of the
Newberry Opera House Foundation. He served on the Newberry City Council
1991 to 2000.
MUSC President Dr.
Ray Greenberg, left, presents the Order of the Palmetto award to
Dr.Charlie Thomas. Thomas served as chairman of the MUSC board of
trustees from 2006 - 2010.
Also during the meeting it was announced
that Charlie Thomas, M.D., who is stepping down as MUSC board of
chairman, was recently awarded the Order of the Palmetto from the South
Carolina governor’s office. This award is the highest civilian honor
service in South Carolina. In a letter from Gov. Mark Sanford, Thomas
praised for the outstanding service he has provided orthopaedic
patients in the
Greenville area as well as for earthquake victims in Haiti, and for his
on the MUSC board of trustees for the last 15 years.
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010
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