Hundreds attend SC State forum, disagree on future

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Friday, April 13, 2012

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Hundreds of people attended, but there was no consensus on a future path for South Carolina State University during a forum at the historically black school in Orangeburg.

Those attending the Thursday forum included students, faculty, staff, alumni and others.

The university has had a number of issues in recent months including a criminal investigation, the firing of eight high-level employees and the resignation of the university president.

State graduate Mary Thompson said the recent problems should be used to clean house. She said the college could then get back to the business of education.

There are several bills in the Legislature to address the situation. One would replace the entire board of trustees. Another would reduce the board from 13 to 9 members and replace certain members.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)

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