COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state lawmaker says it’s time the South Carolina State University board of trustees find a permanent president to lead the financially troubled Orangeburg school.
Media outlets report that Democratic Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter made the suggestion Tuesday during a meeting of a House subcommittee as members of the school’s board of trustees made a $128 million budget request.
About $12 million would be used to repay a loan the school was given in 2014.
The university now has an interim president and its interim board will be in place for three years. Cobb-Hunter said its time the board find a permanent president to provide continuity at the historically black university.
Board Vice Chairman James Clark says the board will take up the search at its next meeting.