New Faces Join Richland Library Board

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Richland Library is proud to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees for 2015-2016.

Cheryl English works as a program coordinator with the SC Developmental Disabilities Council. She’s also part of the SC Emergency Planning Committee for People with Functional Needs, the SC DisAbility Voting Coalition and the Columbia Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

Betty Gregory is a consultant with Banco/Public Involvement Team. She was campaign coordinator for two successful Richland One school bond referendums and the Richland County Transportation Penny Tax referendum. 

Katherine Swartz Hilton is the director of the Center for Leadership at Columbia College and serves on the executive committee for Women in Philanthropy. She previously served as executive director of Leadership Columbia and is a past board chair of Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR). 

James “Jamie” Shadd, III is the owner of Columbia’s Shadd Law Firm, LLC and serves on the Board of Directors for the Downtown YMCA. He’s also a former chair for the Columbia Lawyers Association along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands.

Five of the existing trustees will also take on new titles and roles:

  • Nathaniel A. Barber, Chair
  • Edwin “Ed” B. Garrison, Vice Chair
  • Yvonne G. Stocker, Secretary
  • Ida W. Thompson, Treasurer
  • Johnny Ray Noble, Vice Treasurer

In addition, Alethia P. Rearden will continue her service on the Board.

Richland County Council has appointed these members to Richland Library’s Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves an unpaid board position.

For more information or questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-231-6388 or email