South Carolina State University Selects a New President

George E. Cooper was named the tenth president of South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg. He will assume his duties as president on July 1.

Dr. Cooper was the deputy administrator for science and education resources development at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Prior to going to Washington, Cooper served on the faculty and in the administration at Alabama A&M University and Tuskegee University.

Dr. Cooper is a graduate of Florida A&M University. He holds a master’s degree in animal science from Tuskegee University and a Ph.D. in animal nutrition from the University of Illinois.