SC State Trustees to Continue Search for New President

12:48 PM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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Students protest on the campus of SC State University on February 21, 2013.

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina State University trustees have voted to keep searching for a new president for the school.

The board met Thursday morning on the school's campus in Orangeburg.

Currently, Cynthia Warrick is serving as the university's interim president. Some trustees proposed ending the search for a new president and to promote Warrick to the permanent position.

However, when brought up for consideration, the measure failed on a 6-5 vote.

Some students, however, apparently want Warrick to be chosen now. Over two dozen men and women chanted outside the meeting "we want Warrick" and "we want change." Some protesters held signs, while others banged drums.

"The board is not listening to the student body," said SC State Student Body President Nathanial Shazier. "We're tired. We're tired of continuous downfalls of this university, and most of the downfalls have come from decisions like this made by the board. It's time for a change."

The school's been without a permanent president since George Cooper resigned in March of 2012.

Earlier this year, University Board Chairman Walter Tobin had said he hoped to have a new president picked by April 1st.

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