ORANGEBURG, South Carolina — South Carolina State University trustees are meeting to approve the salary of the school's new president.
State officials have approved the university to pay Thomas Elzey up to $326,000 when he takes over on June 15. Trustees have put Elzey's salary on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting.
Elzey's state salary will be $170,000, with an additional $131,000 coming from a South Carolina State foundation along with a housing allowance.
Trustees picked Elzey as the school's new president last month. He is currently a finance and operations executive at The Citadel.
Former South Carolina State president George Cooper earned about $250,000 annually, while interim president Cynthia Warrick is making $156,000.
Lawmakers kicked five trustees off the university's board earlier this month, but the new trustees won't replace them until July.