Posted on: June 25, 2021; Updated on: June 25, 2021
By Dana Woodward, [email protected], 803-777-3691
The University of South Carolina board of trustees, along with two committees, met on Friday, June 25. Here is an overview of the actions they took during the meeting.
Council approves 2021-2022 budget
The university is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic on a solid financial footing and will keep tuition fees at the same level for a third consecutive year in the 2021-22 budget approved by the board of trustees. Bolstered by strong enrollment and continued support for higher education by state legislators, the university system’s $ 1.76 billion budget will invest in academic areas and university infrastructure. basic without increasing tuition fees for students and families. Throughout the pandemic, the university’s focus on health and safety allowed it to deliver on its educational promise to students while streamlining operations through a series of cost-cutting initiatives.
The Board of Directors approved various contracts and agreements during the meeting, including:
- Gift agreements presented by the vice-president of development;
- Mechanical engineering contracts that allow a shortlist of companies to be awarded small projects;
- A model executive suite license agreement for the Williams-Brice stadium suites
- Track and Field Coaching Contracts and Contract Amendments for Baseball Head Coach Mark Kingston, New Men’s Soccer Head Coach Tony Annen, Men’s and Women’s Track Head Coach Curtis Frye, Coach – Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Boyer and Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Jolette Law;
- Amendments to the agreements between Gamecock Sports Properties and Athletics which take into account the loss of revenue due to COVID-19;
- A software license agreement with Leapfrog Technologies to provide students, faculty and counselors with a means of accessing semester-specific course information;
- A renewed agreement between the Human Resources Division and PowerSchool Group, LLC for the PeopleAdmin human resources management software;
- A renewed agreement between the Information Technology Division and Adobe that allows the university system to continue to have access to Adobe products;
- A construction defect settlement agreement for USC Aiken;
- A land lease and sublet agreement between USC Aiken and the SC National Guard;
- and an affiliation agreement between USC Beaufort and the USC Beaufort Education Foundation.
The Board approved the recommendations of the committees that met on June 11, as well as the minutes of previous meetings. Two other members of the Presidential Candidate Search Committee, Gloria Boutte and Brian Canada, were also formalized at the meeting.
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