The South Carolina State University Board of Trustees has chosen its new interim president. The board voted to appoint Dr. Cynthia Warrick Thursday.
Warrick currently serves as a senior fellow in the Howard University School of Pharmacy Centre for Minority Health Services Research. She will begin her new job on July 1.
Warrick replaces former President George Cooper– who resigned amid concerns over finances and a possible criminal investigation. The school’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Rita Teal has been acting as interim president for the past two months.
Meanwhile, the South Carolina state Senate approved a proposal that would restructure the school’s board over the next two years. The plan now goes to the House, which will try to take it up in the session’s final week Tuesday.
Legislators have asked the SC State board to abstain from naming a permanent replacement until the new board takes shape.