Trustees Vote To Fire Elzey

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina State University trustees have voted to fire suspended President Thomas Elzey just hours after a judge lifted his ban on ending the contract. Trustees voted 6-1 in public with three members abstaining Monday to terminate Elzey’s contract, which has more than two years remaining. Members then immediately started meeting again in private. Board of Trustees Chairman William Small read a prewritten motion saying Elzey was being fired based on letters trustees wrote in January and February. Those letters were not released. Circuit Judge Edgar Dickson ruled Monday that Elzey’s contract allows him to be fired for any reason as long as he’s paid what he’s owed. The decision overturned the ban he put on firing Elzey less than two weeks ago. Lawmakers are trying to fire the trustees.

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