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SC State Interim President not among candidates for job full-time

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South Carolina State University Interim President Dr. Cynthia Warrick South Carolina State University Interim President Dr. Cynthia Warrick
ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) -

After learning she was not  among the finalists for President of South Carolina State University,  Dr. Cynthia Warrick said she was disappointed but not surprised.

"I knew that the majority of the board leadership wanted someone else, so I was surprised," she said. "I figured that they were going to figure out some way to try and make sure their candidate or candidates were the ones in the running."

Warrick has been the interim President at SC State since late last summer and says in that time she's made important cuts to the budget, ran a transparent administration, and restored student morale amid recent corruption scandals.

"I want to leave this university better than it was," she said. "I can say I've done that and wish I could stay and do more but if it the will the board then that is their will."

Warrick's supporters don't want to see her go without a fight. Representatives from 15 alumni chapters across the country gathered at the school Friday with a clear message:
 
"We are appealing to the SC State legislature to nullify all current action taken by the board of trustees at this university," said Harvey Ellwood, Jr.

"We are not going to allow any one individual or group of people to come here and systematically  take over and run off a good woman like  Dr. Warrick," said Willie Owens.

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