USC Presidential Search

USC’s next chapter begins after debate among Board of Trustees

Some pointed to General Caslen's leadership and experiences as to why he should be elected

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –Some members of the University of  Board of Trustees say the thought of losing General Robert Caslen to another school would hurt USC’s national prominence.  “The damage has been done, and one of my concerns is this man, this great man, will be gone, if we do not offer him immediately,” said Richard A. Jones of the…

USC Board of Trustees meeting now on Presidential Search

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– University of South Carolina Board of Trustees are meeting to discuss the Presidential Search. The Board convened at 10am and went in to Excecutive Session around 10:30am. ABC Columbia’s Tim Scott is at the Board meeting and continues to update the developments. You can follow Tim’s update from the meeting here Tweets by TimScottTV For a look…

USC Board of Trustees set to meet at 10am for Presidential Search

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees is set to meet this Friday morning at 10am. ABC Columbia News received the Agenda for the trustees meeting, which includes items on the Presidential Search. ABC Columbia News will be at the meeting and bring you the latest on this developing story. Here is a copy of the…

USC Board of Trustees releases agenda for Friday’s meeting

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees has released the agenda for Friday’s meeting. https://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/board_of_trustees/meetings/index.php Agendas The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, in the C. Edward Floyd Boardroom at the Pastides Alumni Center,900 Senate Street, Columbia, S.C. The agenda follows: Open Session Call to Order Faculty/Student Comments on…

USC Board of Trustees vote on Presidential search scheduled for today cancelled

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — A vote scheduled to take place today on the University of South Carolina’s new president will not take place. On Thursday, Trustee Charles Williams filed a restraining order saying he and the other trustees received three days notice for a possible meeting.  South Carolina law says they need at least five days in order for a…

USC Board of Trustees set to meet Friday, Lawmakers react to Possible vote on School President

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –The USC Board of Trustees will be meeting Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the Alumni Center according to University officials.  In a new release sent to ABC Columbia, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin along with several state lawmakers, USC faculty, and students will hold a press conference Thursday asking USC’S board of trustees not to vote on…

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin “Governor should immediately rescind his demand” that USC trustees vote on President

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin announced that he, along with several state lawmakers, USC faculty, and students will hold a press conference today asking USC’S board of trustees not to vote on candidate Robert Caslen.    A member of the USC Board of Trustees, Charles Williams, tells ABC Columbia News that Governor Henry McMaster reached out to him…

SC lawmakers react to Gov. McMaster’s call for a USC presidential vote

Some say they support the Governor's decision, but some think it sends a wrong message

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –Several state lawmakers are reacting to Governor Henry McMaster’s (R-SC) role in calling a sudden meeting for the Board of Trustees to pick a new president at USC.  Senator Dick Harpootlian (D-Richland County) is one of several South Carolina senators who say General Robert Caslen is not the right person to lead the University of South Carolina….