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The agenda & materials for the business meeting that will be held on June 1 at 12:00 p.m. Materials are linked and all documents are in Adobe Acrobat format unless otherwise noted. If you have questions regarding the content of this information, please contact Sarah Hearn, If you have technical difficulty with this page, or links, please contact Rao Korrapati at
June 1, 2017 Commission Meeting Memo

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1st Floor Conference Room,
Wade Hampton Building (State House Grounds)
1200 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
June 1, 2017
12:00 p.m. *
* Business meeting will be called to order at 12:00 p.m. Executive Session will immediately follow. Adjournment of Executive Session and reconvening of regularly scheduled business meeting is anticipated to be 1:00 p.m.



Elizabeth Jablonski


Approval of Minutes

Tim Hofferth



Karen Woodfaulk


Chairman's Report

Tim Hofferth


Vice Chair's Report

Dianne Kuhl


Interim President and Executive Director's Report

Jeff Schilz


Committee Reports



Report of the Executive Committee (no report)

Tim Hofferth


Report of the Committee on Academic Affairs and Licensing 

Terrye Seckinger

     A. Program Proposals
  1. The Citadel, B.S.B.A., Accounting
  2. The Citadel, B.A., Intelligence and Security Studies with concentrations in Military Intelligence; Chinese Area Studies; Counterterrorism; Business Intelligence; General Intelligence
  3. Coastal Carolina University, B.A., Languages and Intercultural Studies with concentrations in Hispanic Studies and Multiple Languages
  4. Coastal Carolina University, M.A., Music Technology
  5. Francis Marion University, B.S., Biology, Secondary Education
  6. Lander University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Fine Art with concentrations in 2D Studio, 3D Studio

     B. Amendment to Existing License to Add New Programs  
  1. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, North Charleston: A.S., Aviation Maintenance; M.S., Management; and M.S., Project Management

     C. Application for Initial License (Change of Ownership)  
  1. Dream Center Foundation, acquisition of the Art Institute of Charleston and South University, Columbia, from Education Management Corporation (EDMC)

     D. Application for Initial License  
  1. Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL, to establish an extension site at Seacoast Church, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.: A.A., General Education

     E. SmartState Operating Budget, FY 2017-18  
      F. Report on Program Modifications,March 1 – April 30, 2017 (For Information, No Action Required)
     G. Update on Consideration of Nontransferable Technical College Degree Program (For Information, No Action Required)



Report of Committee on Access & Equity and Student Services
  1. The SC Commission on Higher Education State Approving Agency Overview and Function (For Information, No Action Required)
  2. Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program Presentation (For Information, No Action Required)
Paul Batson
7.04 Report of Committee on Finance and Facilities

Dianne Kuhl

     A. Interim Capital Projects
  1. Medical University of South Carolina – Clinical Sciences Building Cooling Towers Replacement
                                                         – Clinical Sciences Building 8th Floor Northwest Side Renovation
                                                         – Basic Sciences Building 7th Floor Biorepository & Histology Lab Renovations 
                                                         – Thurmond Gazes Building 6th Floor Alcohol Research Center Renovations

  2. Florence Darlington Technical College – Master Plan, Academic and Workforce Development Building Construction  

  3. Piedmont Technical College – Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence
  4. University of South Carolina- Columbia – SCANA Property Acquisition

     B. Lease Approval
  1. Medical University of South Carolina – 176 Croghan Spur Road
        C. Other Business (For Information, No Action Required)  
  1. List of Capital Projects and Leases Processed by Staff (March & April)
  2. Other


Report of Special Ad Hoc Subcommittee --Board of Trustees Code of Conduct
  1. Update (For Information, No Action Required)

Ken Kirkland


Report of Special Ad Hoc Subcommittee --Public Agenda
  1. Update (For Information, No Action Required)

Allison Dean Love


Other Business


Public Comment



End of Business Meeting

Standing Committee Meeting(s) on June 1:

  • 9:30 a.m., Committee on Finance and Facilities, CHE Main Conference Room

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