SC Senate creates special panel to further investigate USC’s controversial president hiring

October 8, 2019 | The Post and Courier

The S.C. Senate created a special panel to review the University of South Carolina trustees’ controversial hiring of former West Point Superintendent Bob Caslen.

The Senate review comes as USC’s accreditors review Gov. Henry McMaster’s role in the search for possible undue outside influence in the search. Meanwhile, lawmakers plan to debate a bill next year that would makeover the school’s board after the hunt for Harris Pastides’ successor generated outrage on campus.

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