Board of Trustees Elects David Hay as Chair

David Hay '81

David Hay ’81

David Hay ’81 has been elected the chair of the College of Charleston Board of Trustees. Board member Frank Gadsden ’80 has been elected as vice-chair, and board member Renée Romberger ’81 has been elected as secretary.

Hay, who succeeds Greg Padgett ’79 as chair, is a resident of Charleston, S.C., and president/co-founder of Hay Tire Company, Inc. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1981. He has served multiple terms on the College of Charleston Foundation Board and is a past president of the College’s Alumni Association Board. He is a former member of the Charleston Metro Chamber’s Executive Committee and is a past chairman for the Commission of Pilotage for the State of South Carolina. Mr. Hay is married to Mariana Ramsay Hay ’81, owner of Croghan’s Jewel Box on historic King Street in Charleston. They have three children, Kathleen (her husband, Andrew Hagood), Mariana and Mikell.

Frank Gadsden '80

Frank Gadsden ’80

Gadsden, who succeeds Lee Mikell ’84 as vice-chair, is a resident of Clover, S.C., and is the immediate past secretary of the Board of Trustees. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Clover Community Bank. Gadsden graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1980. He is a past President of the Clover Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Clover United Way. Currently, he is serving as Board Treasurer of the Clover Leaders for Educational Advancement Foundation. In the past, he has served as Trustee chair for the York County Library and as a Board member of the Clover Area Assistance Center and of the Habitat for Humanity of York County. His wife, Lisa, their two sons, Justin and Seth (and his wife, Jamie), are graduates of the College as well.

Renée Romberger '81

Renée Romberger ’81

Romberger, who succeeds Gadsden as secretary, resides in Greenville, S.C., and is Vice President of Community Health Policy and Strategy at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. She is a 1981 Cum Laude graduate of the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts. Romberger holds a Master in Health Sciences degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She currently serves on the boards of the AHA Association for Community Health Improvement, Welvista, the Northside Development Group and the Alliance for a Healthier SC. Romberger is a past member of the College of Charleston Foundation Board and Alumni Association Board, and a previous president of the Alumni Upstate Chapter. Romberger and her husband, Randy, have three children and five grandchildren.

The new officers will serve two-year terms, effective Oct. 21, 2016.