Lawmaker wants SC State probe

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — A state lawmaker is planning a public hearing to talk about issues at South Carolina State University.



The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that Sen. Robert Ford wants to hold a hearing April 12 at the school. The Charleston Democrat says the hearing is part of a process to draft a bill to fix the university’s problems.


Ford says the university’s board needs a fresh start. Another lawmaker has already introduced a bill that would end the terms of all trustees on June 30, while other legislation would eliminate particular seats.


The university fired eight administrators earlier this year for misconduct and mismanagement. The university’s president stepped down last month, and an attorney working with the school says there are allegations of criminal misconduct.





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