Legislators accuse governor of overreach in USC president search

July 15, 2019 | Newsweek

After legislators targeted South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster for overstepping his bounds, the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees canceled a meeting where a controversial vote on the next president was expected to occur.

In October, former President Harris Pastides, who presided over the university for 10 years, announced he would be stepping down from the position. The announcement prompted a search for his replacement, which yielded a field of candidates that were unsatisfactory to many students, who protested in April.

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