Board Ousts President at South Carolina State University

The board of trustees of South Carolina State University voted to oust Andrew Hugine as the institution’s president. Hugine was placed on administrative leave until June. Hugine, who has served as president since 2003, was given a contract extension and a raise only 18 months ago.

Three of the 11 board members, as well as many prominent alumni of the university, voiced strong opposition to the decision.

Leonard McIntyre, dean of the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, was appointed interim president. Dr. McIntyre is a graduate of Loyola University. He holds a master’s degree in Spanish literature from Tulane University and an educational doctorate from Iowa State University.