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USC president offers to resign over speech gaffe

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 8:18 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen has verbally offered to resign to the Board of Trustees. The board did not accept his resignation, per university spokesperson.

On Monday, Caslen issued an apology for failing to cite his source during his commencement speech in which he lifted a well-known quote from Adm. William McRaven.

After issuing the apology, Caslen sat down with WIS TV for an exclusive interview with Judi Gatson.

Judi Gatson’s exclusive interview with Bob Caslen following commencement speech controversy

“If I don’t have the confidence and trust of the Board and if I don’t have the confidence and trust of the public, I have ensured the Board that I would submit my resignation,” Caslen said.

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