Six seats on the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees are up for a vote in the Statehouse on Wednesday. And it does not look good for any of the incumbents.
Several legislators told South Carolina Radio Network that they do not expect any of the current trustees up for a vote Wednesday to be re-elected— even those not accused of any wrongdoing at the embattled school. Two of the seats are currently vacant. Most of the others will be up for re-election in 2014 or 2015. The governor chooses the last member of the board.
“There’s been way too much turmoil, way too much division,” Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D-Orangeburg) told South Carolina Radio Network. “It is in the best interests of South Carolina State University, the community, and most importantly the students that we have some stability.”
“I think what we’re going to see is that probably none of the incumbents will be returned,” Rep. Jerry Govan (D-Orangeburg) said.