ORANGEBURG (WACH) -- South Carolina State University trustees have appointed an interim president.
Monday, the historically black school in Orangeburg selected Judge Merl Code to fill the vacancy..
At a three-day retreat in Charleston, trustees settled on the Upstate attorney.
Code was one of two candidates suggested by an ad hoc committee last week.
The position was left open after the board voted not to renew the contract of two-year President Dr. George Cooper.
Code will be acting president effective immediately.
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