ORANGEBURG -- South Carolina State University owes the state's former top cop around $25,000 as he helps conduct an internal investigation at the school.

Former State Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd told The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg that he has charged the school $150 an hour, which is the rate for lawyers set by state officials. Lloyd has yet to receive any money from the school.

The university said a second attorney, D. Peters Wilborn Jr., has been paid more than $19,000 for his legal work with the university and its Board of Trustees.

After consulting with Lloyd and Wilborn, the university fired eight administrators last month for misconduct and mismanagement. Lloyd also has said there are allegations of criminal misconduct.

The university's president stepped down this month.