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Sponsors: Senators Matthews, Courson, Hayes, Jackson, Setzler, Williams, Nicholson and Scott
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Introduced in the Senate on February 14, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: South Carolina State University Board of Trustees
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/14/2013 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/14/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/27/2013 Senate Committee report: Favorable Education (Senate Journal-page 26) 2/28/2013 Scrivener's error corrected 6/4/2013 Senate Recommitted to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 135)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 27, 2013
Introduced by Senators Matthews, Courson, Hayes, Jackson, Setzler, Williams, Nicholson and Scott
S. Printed 2/27/13--S. [SEC 2/28/13 1:42 PM]
Read the first time February 14, 2013.
To whom was referred a Senate Resolution (S. 391) to strongly encourage the Board of Trustees of South Carolina State University to delay its search and selection of a president of the university until after the members to seats, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JOHN E. COURSON for Committee.
TO STRONGLY ENCOURAGE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY TO DELAY ITS SEARCH AND SELECTION OF A PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY UNTIL AFTER THE MEMBERS TO SEATS REPRESENTING THE FIFTH, SIXTH, AND SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS AND AT-LARGE SEATS NINE, ELEVEN, AND TWELVE ARE ELECTED DURING THE 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE SESSION.
Whereas, South Carolina State University (university) has been through great upheaval in recent years, such as the removal or resignations of five different presidents, with tenures of less than ten years; and
Whereas, federal investigations into financial practices at the university have led to several indictments of individuals closely associated with the university; and
Whereas, elections of members to the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees (board) for various seats were delayed in 2012 due to the change in statutory provisions required by the additional seventh Congressional District representative; and
Whereas, notices of screenings and elections have been posted for six members of the board, representing respectively, seats for the fifth, sixth, and seventh Congressional Districts and at-large seats nine, eleven, and twelve, and elections shall be held during the 2013 South Carolina Legislative Session; and
Whereas, even though the interim president has handled her responsibilities and duties in an exemplary manner, the candidates most suitable for the presidency of the university may not offer themselves for the position while the membership of the board and the affairs of the university are in such transition. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the General Assembly strongly encourages the Board of Trustees of South Carolina State University to delay its search for and selection of a president until after the 2013 elections of the board members to the seats for the fifth, sixth, and seventh Congressional Districts and to the at-large seats nine, eleven, and twelve.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to each member of the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees.
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