First, save Paine

...been rectified since Dr. Samuel Sullivan, Paine's provost and vice president of academic affairs, took over as acting president last fall.Paine's board of trustees wisely voted in April to extend Sullivan's contract through June of next...

SC State's property manager says state of South Carolina is shirking responsibility

...Legislature provided $4 million in the current state budget to pay down debt ? rejecting a request by SC State's acting president to erase it entirely.As of Aug. 31, the school still owed vendors $12 million. DTZ is among six companies...

SC Budget and Control approves 5-year delay for repaying a $6M SC State loan; 1st payment due 2016

...a good supply of cash. I want to pay down debt as fast as humanly possible," he said.In March, SC State's acting president, Franklin Evans, asked senators to make the school "whole" by erasing the school's entire $23.5 million...

Struggling South Carolina State University remains open, but accreditation still on probation

...probation removed an immediate threat of forced closure for the state's only historically black public university.Acting President Franklin Evans announced that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges decided to...

S.C. State gets $100,000 donation from its alumni association

...This gift comes at a time that's critical and crucial to the institution," said Franklin Evans, SC State's acting president since mid-March. It "requires all of our loyal sons and daughters to stand up.""Our future lies in your hands...

Rants & Raves

...loyal to us than what we got. S.C. STATE UNIVERSITY has spent its way into a giant hole, and now the school's acting president says they need MORE state money. Has he never heard of cutting spending?

Audit shows SC State will owe $23.5M by close of fiscal year

...cuts by trimming programs and staff. The plan is similar to one Elzey proposed earlier this year.SC State's acting president, W. Franklin Evans, said school leaders recognize "we can't continue to be everything to everyone," but the...

SC State trustees put president on administrative leave

...and we stand behind them," Henegan said after the vote.The only statement that followed was a comment from the acting president, Dr. W. Franklin Evans."These are critical times at S.C. State; therefore, it is imperative that we remain...

Across South Carolina

...mid-summer. Trustees have fired President Thomas Elzey. The Legislature could soon fire all trustees.Last week, the acting president asked legislators to erase the school's debt.Police arrest 27 in cockfighting raidWALLACE, S.C. - Twenty-seven...

SC State trustees meet as some senators want to fire them, keep mum on their plans for president

...SC State could not survive losing accreditation because students would no longer be able to get financial aid.Acting President W. Franklin Evans said he can't predict the accreditation board's thinking. "But what they are expecting to...