PEP Welcomes Five New Board Members and a New Chair

Greenville, S.C. – Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville’s only independent nonprofit solely dedicated to investing in and improving public education, recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors.

2019 New Board members

Additionally, while not a new face to PEP, Dr. John Kaup has assumed the role of Board Chair (2019-2020), replacing Lee Yarborough who remains a board member.

“Public Education Partners is proud to recognize five new board members for 2019,” said Kaup. “Collectively they bring decades of experience in non-profit, housing and higher education. I look forward to leading them and the rest of the board as we implement our recently adopted strategic plan.”

The five new members of PEP’s Board of Directors are: Justin Cazel, Regional Mortgage Sales Manager, South State Bank; Dr. Shaniece Criss, Health Science Faculty Member, Furman University; Joel Douglas, Sales Manager, ScanSource; Maurie Lawrence, Senior Counsel, Milliken & Company; and Dr. Julie Smart, Researcher and Faculty Member, Clemson University College of Education.

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