Pictured above: (Front Row, left to right:) Charles Bundy; Rosa Sansbury; Mary Barry; Lisa Bridges, Secretary; Larry Durham. (Back Row, left to right:) John Catalano; Jerry Williams, Treasurer; Gene Moore; Bruce Brumfield, Chair.
The mission of the Lancaster County Commission for
Higher Education is to provide post secondary education at the
University of South Carolina Lancaster for Lancaster County and
the service area of nearby counties. This includes responsibility
for a campus and necessary buildings, for the maintenance of facilities,
for contracts and agreements with the University of South Carolina,
for solicitation of funds and acceptance of donations, for negotiations
with the Lancaster County Council, the Lancaster County Delegation
and other governmental bodies and for long-range planning for the
total needs of the University of South Carolina Lancaster. The
Commission may establish advisory committees and support groups
that can contribute to this mission as these may be needed.
the 15th Day of April, 1959
A BILL To Create the Lancaster County Commission
for Higher Education and to
Make Provision for its Powers and Duties
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. There is hereby created the Lancaster
County Commission for Higher Education. This body, hereinafter
called the Commission, shall be composed of seven members who
shall be appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of a
majority of the Lancaster County Legislative Delegation, including
the Senator. The commissioners shall be appointed for terms of
four years each and shall serve until their successors shall have
been appointed and qualify; provided, that three of the seven
appointed shall be appointed for a term of two years, with their
successors to be appointed thereafter for full four-year terms.
The Superintendent of Education for Lancaster County shall, by
virtue of his office, be an ex officio member of the Commission.
At their first meeting the commissioners shall elect a chairman,
vice chairman, secretary, and treasurer from among their members
and proceed to organize and adopt such rules and procedures
as may seem desirable to carry out their duties. To facilitate
its work the Commission is hereby authorized to appoint from
Lancaster County, and from such adjacent areas as deemed appropriate,
an Educational Advisory Committee consisting of not less than fifteen
members which shall meet and consult with the Commission from
time to time, as may be required. All members of the Commission
and or the Educational Advisory Committee shall serve without
compensation or fees.
SECTION 2. The Commission may
meet at such times and in such places as to the majority of the
members seems most desirable. Meetings shall be called by the
chairman of the Commission; provided, that in the event the chairman
is unable or unwilling to call a meeting, the Commission can be
called into session on the written request and signatures of three
SECTION 3. The Commission shall have as its
purpose the encouragement of higher education in, Lancaster County and adjacent
areas and, more specifically, the establishment in Lancaster County of facilities
to offer standard freshman and sophomore college courses, and such other
courses as deemed desirable. The Commission shall establish standards for
the admission of persons to such courses.
SECTION 4. To carry out this
purpose and objective the Commission, with the approval of a majority
of its members, shall be empowered to enter into contracts, make
binding agreements, negotiate with educators and educational
institutions and, generally, to take such actions in its name as
are necessary to secure for Lancaster County and adjacent areas
the educational facilities above described; provided that the
County of Lancaster shall not be bound nor held liable for any
acts of omission or commission of the Commission, nor by any
provision of any contract or agreement, expressed or implied,
except upon the written approval and consent of a majority of the
Lancaster County Legislative Delegation, including the Senator.
The Commission may solicit funds and accept donations from various
sources which it may expend in carrying out its objective.
SECTION 5. The Commission shall keep accurate
and detailed records of its meetings and actions and shall, as
soon after June thirtieth of each year as is feasible, submit
a written report to the Lancaster County Legislative Delegation
which shall include an accounting of all funds the Commission
may have received and disbursed in the twelve months preceding
SECTION 6. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are repealed.
SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.
Contact for General Information:
P.O. Box 889
Lancaster, SC 29721