A state Senate panel on Tuesday advanced a bill that would remove the South Carolina State University board of trustees.
The Higher Education Subcommittee voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would replace the current board with a new five-member panel. That panel, appointed by the governor and legislative leaders, would serve through 2018. The proposal slightly differs from House budget language that would replace the board with the State Financial Accountability Authority (consisting of the governor, Senate and House budget chairmen, State Treasurer, and Comptroller General).
The measure now heads to the Senate Education Committee for its meeting Wednesday. It will likely be taken up on the Senate floor next week then sent to the House.