South Carolina State University Settles Lawsuit That Was Filed by Its Former President

In December 2007, Andrew Hugine Jr. was dismissed as president of South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg. The university’s board of trustees issued a report that stated Dr. Hugine was dismissed due to management problems in the school’s teacher education and nursing programs and for his failure to address infrastructure problems at the university.

Hugine promptly sued the university for $1 million for wrongful termination. Now the university has agreed to a $60,000 settlement of the lawsuit. Dr. Hugine was hired as president of Alabama A&M University in July 2009.