ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina State University trustees have voted to continue looking for a new president.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports (http://bit.ly/15Bv6AN ) that trustees voted 6-5 on Thursday against a motion to stop the search and give interim President Cynthia Warrick the job full-time.
Outside the meeting, students staged a protest in support of Warrick. Student Government President Nathaniel Shazier III says Warrick has reached out to students by coming to classes and hanging out with them at football games. He says she also is mending relationships with a community hurt by a succession of short-term, ineffective university presidents.
Trustee Maurice Washington says the vote wasn't for or against Warrick, but instead was to follow the process trustees agreed on to find a new leader for the university.