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Board of Trustees holds September meeting

The university’s Board of Trustees met on Friday (Sept. 14). Here’s a look at what happened at the meeting.

New committee chairs elected

Several committees elected new chairs:

  • Academic Excellence and Student Experience: C. Dan Adams
  • Advancement, Engagement and Communications: Elizabeth Scott Moise
  • Audit, Compliance and Risk: C. Dorn Smith III, M.D.
  • Finance and Infrastructure: Mack I. Whittle Jr.
  • Health and Medical Affairs: Hubert F. "Hugh" Mobley
  • University System: Leah B. Moody


Projects approved across the system

A variety of building and maintenance projects received approval. The Columbia campus projects include:

  • Phase one of renovating the interior of Woodrow College,
  • A new mechanical unit for the Wellness Center pool,
  • The replacement of a cooling tower and chiller at the East Energy Plant,
  • Changing the name of the Biomass building to 1220 Catawba Street Building,
  • And budget increases for projects at Wardlaw, Booker T. Washington and the West Energy Plant.

The Aiken campus had a variety of projects approved, as well, including:

  • The renovation for the Center for Student Success,
  • Moving and creating new infrastructure for recreation and athletic fields,
  • Development of the softball field,
  • Construction of a pedestrian walkway to the AMC building,
  • Renovation of Penland Entrance,
  • And the replacement of the Student Activity Center HVAC system.

USC Upstate was approved to replace HVAC equipment in the Palmetto House, as well as state-appropriations-funded fiscal year 2023 maintenance, renovation and replacement projects throughout the system.

Contracts and others approvals

The board approved several contracts for university units, including:

  • A five-year contract between Spartanburg Regional Health Services District and USC Upstate for athletic trainers to assist student athletes,
  • Three agreements between the university and Prisma Health to augment training medical students and recruit faculty, to participate in the Medicaid supplemental teaching positions program, and extend the affiliation agreement for clinical learning environments,
  • A snack vending services agreement with Gilly Vending Inc. for vending machines for system institutions,
  • An agreement between Gamecock Sports Properties and Gatorade for beverages to be provided in athletics facilities,
  • And two charter flight agreements between Gamecock Athletics and Champion Air LLC for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

They also approved revisions to their bylaws and policies as well as minutes from past meetings, and they elected new members of the university's Board of Visitors.