South Carolina State University’s board has held two elections for the position of chairman in the past month, but neither was legal under the board’s bylaws, said acting chairman John Corbitt.

Corbitt has called a teleconference meeting Tuesday so the board again can try to elect a leader. But it remains unclear if all of the trustees will attend.

Corbitt said he was told by Charleston attorney Peter Wilborn, the board’s lawyer, that the last two elections were illegal under the board’s bylaws.

Trustee Walter Tobin was elected Sept. 27, and Patricia Lott was elected Oct. 17.

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