S.C. State University hires Gen. Abraham Turner to recruit veterans
ORANGEBURG — South Carolina State University has hired Gen. Abraham Turner, the former director of the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce, to recruit veterans to enroll as students at the historically black university.
Interim President Cynthia Warrick made the announcement today during the Board of Trustees Budget Committee meeting.
Michael Hubbard, the university’s associate vice president of institutional advancement, said Turner has been hired to coordinate a project on veterans and military affairs. He began Monday, and the job will run at least through June 30. Turner will be paid about $29,00, Hubbard said.
University spokeswoman Antia Dawkins said Turner is tasked with helping to make S.C. State a “veterans friendly campus.”
Turner stepped down from the Department of Employment and Workforce’s top post March 1.
According to a report from the Associated Press, Turner said he resigned for personal reasons. His resignation followed questions from legislators stemming from the agency’s decision to eliminate one-on-one help for people seeking benefits in 17 rural offices statewide.
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