The governing body of SC State University
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of SC State University, charged by the state of South Carolina to oversee the operation and management of the university. Guided by its bylaws, members of the board execute its functions to ensure the university remains viable for this and future generations. In such capacity, the Board shall define the mission, role and scope of the university; establish the general policies of the university; plan the university’s broad program of educational activity; approve the budget for the fiscal year, assist in soliciting financial resources and serves as an advocate for the university as well as provide ultimate accountability to the public and the South Carolina General Assembly.
The governing board will operate free from undue influence from political, religious, other external entities or bodies and protect the institution from such influence. While the board directs the president to implement and achieve policies and goals, the president is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day management of the university.
Authority & Responsibility
The authority and responsibility for the governance of South Carolina State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, who elects, at its pleasure, the President of the University to whom it delegates authority and responsibility to carry out administrative duties.
We intend for SC State to be recognized as the institution of choice in terms of providing a rigorous and challenging program for the intellectually curious student. A distinguished faculty and a qualified staff are integral to sustaining this level of performance. Focus and responsive administrative processes are in place to support the effort.