Lawmaker wants SC State probe

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8:19 AM
Last updated 8:21 AM
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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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rmwhitley 04/04/12 - 09:20 am
Not at an all-black

Not at an all-black university. Surely the naacp would have stepped in to correct any discrepencies.

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 04/04/12 - 10:56 am
Does South Carolina have

Does South Carolina have something like Georgia's Board of Regents to fix stuff like this? It seems wrong to have legislators micromanaging universities.

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