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"S" is for South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

South Carolina From A to Z
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"S" is for South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. In 1967, the General Assembly created The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. It replaced the Advisory Council on Higher Education that had been created in 1962. The commission serves as a statewide higher education coordinating body. There are fourteen members, who are appointed by the governor and approved by the General Assembly. Its mission states: “The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education will promote quality and efficiency in the State system of higher education with the goal of fostering economic growth and human development in South Carolina.” In 1996, legislation enacted by the General Assembly directed the Commission on Higher Education to develop a system for the funding of public colleges and universities based on performance in areas identified by the General Assembly.

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.