Columbia, SC (WLTX) South Carolina State University has a new chairman for their board of trustees.

Dr. William Small Jr, a retired educator and small farmer, was voted 10-3 in his favor during the full board meeting on Monday.

"I feel extremely privileged to have this opportunity to serve the people of South Carolina in this capacity. When I observe the talent and commitment of this board, the president and the members of the leadership team, I am convinced that we are making great strides toward an even greater future for South Carolina State University," said Small.

Small is a resident of Yemassee and was appointed July 2013 to the board of trustees, he will complete the term of the former chairman until the next election for officers, which will be held September 2014.

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