South Carolina Senate Considers New Bill for SCSU Board Restructuring
[mpoverlay]The Times and Democrat today reports that an amended bill moving through the South Carolina Senate proposes a new system of election and appointment to the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees, but would allow for its current members to complete their terms.
The restructuring changes focus on the number of members on the board and how they are chosen. The changes call for the S.C. State Board panel to be made up of 11 members selected from the state at large. Nine would be chosen by the General Assembly, one would be elected by the alumni association and one would be named by the governor.
Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, who co-sponsored the original bill and presented an amendment to create a transition board, says she opposes the new amendment.
“It simply maintains the status quo by arranging the chairs on the Titanic,” she said. (Times and Democrat)[/mpoverlay]