UofSC Board of Trustees holds September meeting
By Dana Woodward, email@example.com, 803-777-3691
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees met on Friday (Sept. 17). Here’s
a roundup of actions they took.
Campus facilities projects approved
The Finance and Infrastructure committee, and later the full board, approved a slate of projects for fiscal year 2022. The three largest projects include the renewal of parking garages on campus, the renovation of Greene Street United Methodist Church into School of Music performance and practice space and the replacement of the West Energy Plant chiller.
A second set of projects were approved and funded entirely by capital reserve funding appropriated by the state legislature. These projects are focused on deferred maintenance and capital renewal according to the priorities of each system institution:
- Horry-Guignard House maintenance and renovation into a veteran’s law clinic.
- The Columbia campus restoration of weathertight envelopes and replacement of aged mechanical and electrical systems.
- USC Aiken projects to include several roof replacements, interior renovations and replacement of aged mechanical and electrical systems.
- USC Beaufort projects to include a roof replacement, exterior renovations, interior renovations and fire/life safety improvements.
- USC Upstate projects to include roof replacements, window replacements and replacement of aged mechanical and electrical systems.
- USC Lancaster projects to include roof replacements, interior renovations, replacement of aged mechanical and electrical systems, and parking lots.
- USC Salkehatchie projects to include roof replacements, an exterior renovation, interior renovations, HVAC upgrades, and select demolition.
- USC Sumter projects to include a roof replacement, several interior renovations, replacement of aged mechanical systems, and parking lot maintenance.
- USC Union projects to include interior renovations, replacement of aged mechanical and electrical systems, and exterior renovations.
Finally, the following other projects were presented and approved:
- Longstreet Theater facade maintenance
- President's House maintenance renovation
- 300 Main Street mechanical HVAC maintenance
- Williams-Brice College of Nursing Building interior renovation
- Wade Hampton roof replacement
- Capstone elevator controls upgrade increase
- Dominion electrical utility easements at Campus Village
- USC Aiken Pacers Commons roof replacement
- USC Sumter HVAC Siemens controls
- USC Union naming of Nursing Simulation Lab Building
New members elected to the Board of Visitors
The board also elected two new members to the university's Board of Visitors.
Candace Shiver will represent the 11th Judicial Circuit. Shiver is co-founder and Managing Partner of The Shiver Group. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Spelman College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in english and philosophy. In 2006, she earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Duke University School of Law. She resides in Lexington, S.C.
Montague Laffitte, III (currently serving an unexpired term) will serve as the Gubernatorial Appointee's representative. Laffitte earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College in 2000 and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina in 2002. A resident of Columbia, he is president of South State Bank’s Central Region.
Both new members' terms are effective beginning Sept. 1, 2021 and they will serve for three years.
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