Three New Trustees Join SMC Board

Three New Trustees Join SMC Board

By Jeremy Handel

Spartanburg Methodist College welcomed three new trustees to its board of directors following their approval at the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in June.

Clint Settle (’04), Marcos Gomez, and Michael Allen were elected to join the board, filling seats that had remained vacant through the COVID pandemic.

“I look forward to welcoming our three new board members and begin working with them to continue the growth and success of SMC,” said SMC President Scott Cochran.

The newly elected members will join the board for their first meeting in October.

Settle, of Spartanburg, is a project engineer with Universal Civil Construction. He is an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent. Settle is a graduate of SMC’s associate degree program and served as student body president during his time at the school.

Gomez, of Spartanburg, is the founder and owner of Dellfrio, Inc., a commercial refrigeration importer and logistics provider. He serves on the board of the Cleveland Opportunity Foundation and is a member of the Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

Allen, of Greenville, is the CEO and architect for MAO architecture. He has served on numerous boards and councils, including currently serving on the Greenville Community Remembrance Project Monument Committee and the State Chamber of Commerce Diversity Council.

In addition to electing the new members, the Conference also approved the renewal of five trustees. Rev. Lane Glaze, Andrew Babb, Rev. Jerry Gadsden, Catherine Gramling, and Dr. Darryl Owings will all continue their service on the board.

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