Bourbon in The Back Room

Sky High Tuition, Board Troubles, and How to Run a Public University - with Dr. Harris Pastides, USC President Emeritus

October 27, 2022 Vincent Sheheen, Joel Lourie, Guest Dr. Harris Pastides Season 2 Episode 28
Bourbon in The Back Room
Sky High Tuition, Board Troubles, and How to Run a Public University - with Dr. Harris Pastides, USC President Emeritus
Show Notes

Vincent and Joel sit down with University of South Carolina's President Emeritus, Dr. Harris Pastides to break down how he led the University out of crises in 2008 and into record growth in enrollment, new levels of academic success, a billion-dollar fundraising campaign, and a tradition of camaraderie and selfie taking. Hear about the amazing life that led Dr. Pastides to his presidency at USC.  

They discuss the problems with USC's board of trustees, why South Carolina does not fund its public institutions, how that causes tuition to be at record highs, and hear insightful questions from the Honor's College.  

Join Senators Sheheen and Lourie in this week's episode where they take a deeper look at South Carolina's public universities and their triumphs and tribulations.