South Carolina State University

Prominent Attorney slated to speak at commemorative ceremony

ORANGEBURG S.C. (WOLO)-  It’s been 51 years since the Orangeburg massacre and one local historically black college has not forgotten. South Carolina State University has been honoring the victims of this deadly day for over half a century. On February 8, 1968 State troopers shot into a crowd of unarmed black students killing three and injuring over two dozen others,…

South Carolina State University Names New President

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WOLO) – Following a meeting of the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees Wednesday, James E. Clark has been named the school’s next president. The announcement was made by Board Chair Charles S. Way Jr., Clark will serve a four-year term. His appointment is begins July 1. Clark is a graduate of M.I.T. and the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management,…

Cloud of Probationary Accreditation Lifted From SC State

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The probationary cloud over South Carolina State University has been lifted, ending worries over the possibility its accreditation could be revoked and force the school to close. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges decided Thursday to fully restore SC State’s membership. The 120-year-old university has been on probation since 2014. Continuing probation…

Magic Johnson to Establish $2.5M SCSU Endowed Scholarship

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WOLO) – Five-time NBA Champion Earvin “Magic” Johnson will partner with SC State University to raise $2.5 million toward an endowed scholarship, which will bear the global businessman’s name. Such a philanthropic effort is the first in university history, officials say. The Earvin “Magic” Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund will support scholars who are working toward earning their degrees from…

SC State on Track to End Current Budget Year with Surplus

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina State University is on track to end this budget year with a surplus after years of negative audit reports. Local media outlets report the board of trustees reviewed numbers on Wednesday showing the Orangeburg school is balancing its budget. Finance and Management Controller Teare Brewington says the university will pay all past debts to…

SC State Moving Toward Finding a New President

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Financially troubled South Carolina State University is moving forward to find a permanent president for the Orangeburg school. Local media outlets report the board of trustees met for four hours behind closed doors Tuesday to discuss the search. But no action or votes were taken. Trustee Doris Helms heads the presidential search committee and says the…