December 2019

COLUMBIA, SC, December 19, 2019– Governor Henry McMaster has announced that Richard Cohn, Chairman of Cohn Corporation, will serve as Chair of the South Carolina Educational Television Commission (SCETV).

 As Chair of SCETV Commission, Rick will oversee the commission in the planning of SCETV for the upcoming year. His term began on Dec. 11 and will expire on June 23, 2020.

“Having provided generations of South Carolinians with invaluable educational, informational and entertainment services, SCETV is one of our state’s greatest gems,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “As technological innovation changes how programming is received, we must always remain mindful that SCETV’s legacy and mission are grounded in dedicated public service to the people of the state. Mr. Cohn’s experience and success in business and his dedication to public service will provide SCETV with the kind of leadership needed to continue providing quality educational television and radio programming to future generations of South Carolinians.”

 “Our goal is to make SCETV the thriving network it once was,” said Rick “along with the other members of the board, I’m excited to get this productive year started.”

As founder and chairman of Cohn Corporation, Rick continually seeks ways to positively impact the communities and states we serve. He is a prominent member of the South Carolina Community through his civic involvement, he formerly served as Chairman of the City of Columbia Planning Commission and as a member of the American Arbitration Association. Rick uses his leadership and success as a means to help others and in 2011, he received the Palmetto Patriot award in recognition for his contributions to the state of South Carolina. Rick has also been named to Columbia Business Monthly’s 50 Most Influential List.


Cohn Corporation is a full-service real-estate solutions firm that meets the needs of a wide-range of commercial clients. Cohn Corporation provides sustainable business solutions for a variety of real estate customers through construction services, development services and property management services. Through the three divisions (Cohn Construction, Cohn Development, and Cohn Management), the company provides real estate experience that fosters long-term growth and development. Longevity and reputation in the market place is what drives their business philosophy of bringing quality, service and value to every single customer.


South Carolina ETV is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and diverse digital properties, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. SCETV currently presents “Carolina Classrooms,” “A Chef’s Life,” “Expeditions,” “Making it Grow,” “Palmetto Scene,” “Reel South,” “This Week in South Carolina,” “Yoga in Practice” and “Live from Charleston Music Hall” on public television in addition to the national radio production, Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.