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SC State trustees to meet as senators want to fire them

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina State University trustees are meeting just days after state senators urged them to do nothing because they plan to replace them all in an effort to fix the school's major financial problems.

Thursday morning's gathering is a regularly-scheduled board meeting. Several items are on the agenda, including a discussion of the university's accreditation, which was placed on probation by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools last year.

Lawyers for the trustees say they will also discuss whether to fire university President Thomas Elzey. The board placed him on administrative leave Monday.

Senators quickly passed a bill through committee that would fire all the trustees.

Lawmakers are angry SC State is $11 million in debt and doesn't seem to have a plan to pay the money back.

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