Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina State University has named Dr. Cynthia Warrick as its new interim president.
The school issued a statement Thursday saying Warrick would assume that role beginning on July 1.
"We as trustees are excited that Dr. Cynthia Warrick will become our interim president," said Dr. John H. Corbitt, acting chairman of the SC State University Board of Trustees, in a written statement. "Dr. Warrick is highly qualified and will bring new energy and creativity to SC State University."
Warrick is currently the senior fellow in the Howard University School of Pharmacy.
"I have an entrepreneurial approach to higher education and I'm very secure in my abilities to raise funding to develop the types of programs needed to move South Carolina State University forward," said Warrick in a statement.
Rita Teal is currently serving as acting president until the interim is selected. Former President Dr. George Cooper stepped down in March after firing eight administrators, accusing them of failing to follow university rules and procedures.