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The Latest: Moore asks trustees to halt USC president vote


Added 07-18-19 11:03:02pm EST - “The Latest on the University of South Carolina's search for a new president (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Moore asks trustees to halt USC president vote”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Latest on the University of South Carolina’s search for a new president (all times local):

Billionaire businesswoman Darla Moore is asking University of South Carolina trustees to stop a planned vote Friday on a new president.

Moore sent a note late Thursday to Board of Trustees Chairman John von Lehe that voting instead of restarting the search would do “irremediable damage” to the university.

Moore’s note reminded von Lehe she is the university’s biggest donor. She gave $45 million in 2004 for the business school named after her.

Trustees were set to pick a president among four finalists in April, but instead voted to continue the search after complaints from students and professors that front-runner retired Army general and West Point Superintendent Robert Caslen wasn’t qualified.

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