COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – A vote on a new president for the University of South Carolina is now on hold.
The board of trustees initially planned to vote during a special meeting on Friday, but on Thursday, a state judge told them to hold off on that after a trustee complained it violated state law.
This all comes after Governor Henry McMaster requested a vote on Lieutenant General Robert Caseln – a retired Army three-star general and West Point superintendent.
Caslen was one of four finalists in April, but trustees postponed a vote after students protested his lack of qualifications and a comment that binge drinking was a big factor in sexual assaults.
Students, faculty, and democratic state senators said Friday’s meeting was not fair because trustees agreed to re-open the presidential search.
Right now, USC Upstate Chancellor Brendan Kelly is the interim president.