Money for SC State dominates discussion at town hall session

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Finding money for South Carolina State University is the school’s biggest challenge, according to those who attended a town hall meeting on the future of the historically black school.

Media outlets report the Monday event in Orangeburg was moderated by noted political commentator Armstrong Williams, an S.C. State graduate.

One professor said there’s not enough money for students to pay for their educations.

Democratic state Sen. John Matthews said he plans to introduce a measure providing tax incentives to those who donate to colleges where at least 60 percent of students are eligible for Pell Grants.

The university now owes at least $11 million. A proposal to fire all of the university’s trustees has passed the South Carolina Senate and is pending in the House.

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