Randolph Lowell named to College of Charleston board

College of Charleston

COLUMBIA — Randolph Lowell, a Columbia-based attorney, was elected Wednesday to an at-large seat on the College of Charleston’s Board of Trustees during a joint session of the General Assembly.

Lowell beat out Gary Thomas of Hilton Head, a physician, the only other person in the race. Lowell is a College of Charleston alumnus who works at the law firm Willoughby and Hoefer and serves as an attorney to the Savannah River Maritime Commission.

Lowell takes the spot of former board member Daniel Ravenel, who some believed was kicked off the board last year for not fully supporting incoming college President Glenn McConnell. McConnell was then lieutenant governor and his nomination was contentious on the Charleston campus.

Lowell was asked about McConnell during the vetting process, according to a committee transcript.

“President McConnell has been great. He’s making friends across campus. He’s doing everything he needs to do,” Lowell said.

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