District Governors

Frank Cox

District Governor 2021-22

Frank joined the Rotary Club of Clemson-Calhoun in 2012. In 2015, he became club president.  From 2016 – 2019, Frank served as an Assistant Governor for Area 2.  He was responsible for the Silent Auction at our All Club Conferences in 2017 and 2018 and is co-chair for the 2019 All Club Conference.  He is a graduate of Rotary Leadership Institute.

Frank supports the Rotary Foundation and is a proud member of the Bequest Society, a Major Donor, and a member of the Paul Harris Society. He is serving on the District Finance Committee and is a member of the Governor’s Leadership Society.

He graduated in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University in 1968, served 26 years in the US Army, and had a fascinating second career in research and development with the Battelle Memorial Institute and the South Carolina Research Authority. He has served on a number of non-profit boards and is currently on the Clemson Community Foundation Board and the Clemson Corps.

Frank is a member of the First Baptist Church Clemson where he has served as a Deacon, teaches an adult Sunday School, and currently serves as an usher and member of the Properties Team.

Frank and Crossie have been married for 49 years. They have two children, Cady and Campbell and four wonderful grandchildren – Madison, Charlie, Dean, and Rowan.

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Joyce Morin

District Governor-Elect
(District Governor 2022-23)

Joyce joined the Lancaster Rotary Club in 2011, served as club president 2013 – 2014, and became Assistant Governor for Area 7 in 2018.  She is a RLI graduate and multiple Paul Harris Fellow.  Rotarian of the Year 2015 – 2016.  Joyce originally joined the Rotary family in 1994 as a charter member of Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary (VT), where she also served as club president.

Joyce holds a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts.  She worked in the insurance industry for 35 years in both company and agency settings.  Joyce worked on many community projects and has served on various civic boards through the years.

After being widowed, she moved to South Carolina in 2008 to be closer to family.  Joyce acted as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity for Lancaster County until retirement and now enjoys promoting Rotary ideals, reading, gardening, and sports of all kinds.

She is a member of First United Methodist Church where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees.  Joyce lives with her history professor brother Richard and enjoys living within easy driving distance to her son Geoffrey and his wife Heather.

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Renee Stubbs

District Governor Nominee
(District Governor 2023-24)

Renee joined the Rotary Club of Fountain Inn in 2005 and later the Rotary Club of Newberry. She was president of the Newberry Rotary Club for 2015-16 and served on the board of directors from 2011-2017. During her time as membership chair, she helped develop the Discover Rotary, Red Badge, and Orientation programs for new members of the club.

Renee was Assistant District Governor, Area 10 from 2016-2019, and is the Rotary Leadership Institute district chair. She is an RLI graduate, faculty member, and helped write the Faculty Training Guide for RLI Faculty, as well as assisted with the RLI online curriculum development. Renee is a member of the Paul Harris Society, a Major Donor, and a Benefactor.

Renee worked in the Greenville County School system for 28 years as a secondary mathematics teacher and Instructional Coach.  After retiring, she accepted a faculty position at Newberry College as the Teaching Fellows Director and an Associate Professor of Education, and later, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  She has been an invited speaker at local, national, and international conferences on best practices for instruction.

Renee is a member of the Newberry Opera House Guild, served on the board of directors, and chaired several fundraising events. She also serves on the Grace Lutheran Church Preschool school board.

Renee is proud to be the daughter of Warren Cousins who was a Rotarian for 60 years.

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Beth Padgett

Immediate Past District Governor  (2020-21)

Beth joined the Rotary Club of Greenville in 1991. She served as club President in 2001-2002 and was the first woman president of the largest Rotary club in South Carolina. She has served in most major positions in her club, and she is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute.

Beth served as Assistant Governor for Area 3 from 2013-2017. She is a member of The Rotary Foundation Bequest Society and the Paul Harris Society, and she is a Major Donor, a Paul Harris Fellow and a Benefactor.

Beth graduated cum laude with honors from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and she earned a M.A. degree in Journalism from USC. She worked 40 years for newspapers in South Carolina and retired in October 2015 as editorial page editor of The Greenville News. After enjoying a week of retirement, she became Executive Director of Compass of Carolina, a Greenville nonprofit agency that focuses on affordable and compassionate counseling with a special emphasis on domestic violence prevention and intervention. Beth recently retired from Compass of Carolina.

She is a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church and currently serves on the church’s Board of Trustees. She has been an avid volunteer for decades and has served on numerous nonprofit Boards in Greenville.

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