Ex-West Point leader named president at USC despite protests

July 23, 2019 | The Post and Courier

Robert Caslen, a retired three-star Army general, was named the next president of the University of South Carolina on Friday despite objections from students, faculty and donors who said the former West Point superintendent lacks the experience and personal skills for run the state’s flagship college.

His election came despite a rare public split on the USC board over Caslen’s qualifications and how he got the job by getting a second chance through lobbying from Gov. Henry McMaster.

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