State senators heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would reduce the size of the University of South Carolina board from 20 members to 11.
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Andy Shain runs The Post and Courier's team based in South Carolina's capital city. He was editor of Free Times and has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in Charlotte, Columbia and Myrtle Beach.
Former West Point Superintendent Bob Caslen did not make a list of original semifinalists to become University of South Carolina's next president, but he eventually won the job after the head of the search committee added his name to the interview list, the school's former Faculty Senate chair said.
Despite two shaky debates and some recent misstatements, South Carolina Democratic voters still prefer former Vice President Joe Biden in the South's first presidential primary.
University of South Carolina trustees are mounting an effort to remove the board's top two leaders after a tortured search for a new president.
After his lobbying spurred the University of South Carolina board to vote on a controversial new president, critics believe Gov. Henry McMaster showed he held too much influence over trustees. That's likely to change if a bill shrinking the size of the board passes next year. The governor could have more power.
Former University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides will earn $1.8 million during his first five years of retirement as he works as a consultant and representative for the state’s largest college.
University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides talks about his tenure, his successor and plans for retirement during an interview on J…
On his last day as USC's president, Harris Pastides spoke Wednesday with The Post and Courier about the turbulent president search, the school's future and his role in retirementr.
Gov. Henry McMaster's lobbying for former West Point superintendent Bob Caslen did not influence the University of South Carolina trustees in electing the retired three-star general as president this month, the college's board chairman wrote to concerned accreditors.
A big question among those in the USC community has been who on USC's 20-member board voted for Caslen and who didn't.