New president officially takes reins at CofC

VIDEO: New president takes reins at CofC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The new president at the College of Charleston officially steps into his new role on Thursday.

Andrew Hsu was named as president of the College last November after an extensive search. He takes over for interim President Stephen Osborne, who served after Glenn McConnell decided to step down in 2018.

Hsu was previously the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at The University of Toledo. Prior to that, he served as the dean of engineering at San Jose State University and as the associate vice president for research and the dean of the Graduate School at Wright State University.

He told Live 5 in January that he wants to make tuition at the downtown Charleston school more affordable.

The college will also pay for a car for the president and travel expenses for the president and his wife.

Hsu will receive a $50,000 retention bonus if he remains in the position until the end of his term. McConnell was making $310,345 at the time he left the school.

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