A report released last week concludes the former interim director of South Carolina’s higher education oversight agency secretly received an additional $73,000 in pay above what had been authorized.
The state Inspector General’s Office report said the Commission on Higher Education never approved the additional money for director Jeff Schilz on top of his $166,280 salary in 2017. Instead it came from a nonprofit foundation attached to the agency.
The State newspaper first reported the findings.
South Carolina budget laws required the agency disclose Schilz’s full pay. The legislative-controlled Agency Salary Head Commission must also approve the director’s salary. [Read more…]