Lawmaker Strikes to Fireplace College of South Carolina Trustees



9 days after a joint committee of the South Carolina Common Meeting castigated members of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees and refused to endorse the re-election of 5 board members whose phrases expire this yr, a invoice is being debated within the State Senate to fireside all present trustees, scale back the whole quantity on the board and elect a brand new board subsequent yr.

The proposal comes after the joint committee blamed trustees for the botched hiring of a president for the college and for approving spending thousands and thousands of {dollars} to purchase out the contracts of two fired athletics division coaches.

The invoice was voted on earlier this week to beat a Thursday deadline for forwarding payments to the Senate. Home lawmakers authorised it 113 to 1 on Wednesday. The proposal was being thought of by the state Senate Schooling Committee yesterday.

Home speaker Jay Lucas introduced the bill Tuesday after the joint committee took the trustees to activity over the hiring of a earlier college president, Robert Caslen, a course of that uncovered allegations of corrupt actions by the search committee, and the seek for a successor after Caslen resigned. Committee members additionally criticized using almost $16 million in college common funds by the athletic division to purchase out the fired coaches’ contracts.

The invoice would finish the phrases of all of the board members in June 2023, change the district illustration on the board and scale back the variety of board members from 21 to 13. The present board members can be eligible to compete for brand new seats.



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