SC State holding town hall meeting on future of black colleges

SC State holding town hall meeting on future of black colleges

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina State University is holding a town hall meeting focusing on the future of historically black colleges and universities.

Political commentator Armstrong Williams hosts the event starting Monday evening at 6 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium on the university's Orangeburg campus.

Acting South Carolina State President W. Franklin Evans is on the panel, along with state Sens. John Matthews and Brad Hutto. Several television stations in the state are airing parts of the discussion live.

SC State is in a financial crisis, owing at least $11 million in unpaid bills. A proposal to fire all of the university's trustees has passed the South Carolina Senate and is in the House.

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