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S.C. subcommittee votes to close state’s only HBCU

23rd February 2015   ·   0 Comments

By Roberto Alejandro
Contributing Writer

(Special to the loans for bad credit springfield mo NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – A South Carolina House subcommittee has recommended the state’s only historically Black higher education institution, South Carolina State University (SCSU), be completely shut down for one fiscal year, starting in July 2015, in order to address a $17.5 million budget deficit, according to very easy personal loans various reports.

The recommendation by the SC House’s Ways and Means Higher Education and Technical Colleges Subcommittee also calls for the dismissal of the school’s president and Board of Trustees, the entire faculty, staff, and other state employees.

The subcommittee’s proposal further recommends that the state payday loans in manchester nh take over the institution, its outstanding debt, and effectively start from scratch. Students with a GPA of 2.5 or better who qualify to transfer to other in-state schools would have their tuition covered by the state for up to four years, according to WLTX 19, Columbia, S.C.’s CBS affiliate.
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After the vote by the house subcommittee, SCSU released a statement on its website, in which the school promised to fight the legislation.

“SC State students, faculty, staff, alum­ni and supporters are to remain calm, as the proviso is simply a recommendation,” the statement read in payday loans in prescott az part. “Several legislatives [sic] hurdles must be cleared before the proviso is enacted. The SC State University family is vowing to fight to kill the bill.”

SCSU President Thomas Elzey told WLTX 19, “I want to make one thing clear: South Carolina State University will not close.”

According to moving loans for bad credit the Times and Democrat Newspaper in Orange­burg, S.C. — the city in which SCSU is located — the college’s financial woes go at least as far back as 2012, when Cynthia Warrick became interim president and inherited a deficit of already $6.4 million.

The House Higher Education payday loans guymon ok and Technical College Sub­com­mittee Chairman Jim Merrill, said the vote was the House’s way of expressing frustration at the school’s lack of a plan to address the budget shortfall, according to a report on FOX Carolina’s website.

This article originally published in the February 23, 2015 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.

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