The S.C. Inspector General’s office started an investigation into S.C. State University this week just days after state lawmakers learned the school needs a $13 million bailout.
S.C. Inspector General Patrick Maley, a retired FBI agent, declined Wednesday to discuss specifics after confirming the probe. The agency examines “fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct and wrongdoing” in the state’s executive branch, its website says.
The state’s only historically black public college has gone through financial and leadership turmoil in recent years. S.C. State’s enrollment has dropped as well, which added to its money problems.
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