Following significant public interest/participation in College Access and Affordability Town Halls in Greenville and Columbia, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) will continue its statewide town hall series with a February 15 event at the Lowcountry Graduate Center in North Charleston. Location and meeting details may be viewed here.
Town halls in Greenville (January 11) and Columbia (February 1) were both filled to standing-room-only capacity with civic leaders, parents, and other parties interested and concerned with higher education opportunities in South Carolina. CHE Commissioners, CHE staff, and SCICU representatives were in attendance at the Greenville and Columbia town halls. CHE Chair Tim Hofferth presented at both events. Hofferth’s presentation from the Columbia town hall may be viewed and downloaded here.
Per Dr. Karen Woodfaulk, CHE’s Director of Student Affairs, members from the community were open and willing to share their experiences and stories at the Greenville and Columbia town halls. Audience participation from families and members of the community is needed at all town hall events. If you know someone who would like to share their experiences with the current higher education system in South Carolina, please have them reach out to Andrew Roof at CHE (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 803-730-5638). Educational leaders, school guidance counselors, members of county legislative delegations, and business/civic leaders are invited to attend the town halls and hear feedback from students and parents.
After the next College Access and Affordability Town Hall on February 15 in North Charleston, the statewide town hall series will continue as follows:
|Rock Hill||March 1||5:30 pm||Specific location to be announced|
|Myrtle Beach||March 15||5:30 pm||Specific location to be announced|
|Spartanburg||April 5||5:30 pm||Specific location to be announced|
|Beaufort||April 19||5:30 pm||Specific location to be announced|
|Florence||May 3||5:30 pm||Specific location to be announced|
|Aiken||May 17||5:30 pm||Specific location to be announced|
|Anderson||June 7||5:30 pm||Specific location to be announced|
|Orangeburg||June 21||5:30 pm||Specific location to be announced|
The schedule for the CHE Town Hall Meetings may be downloaded here.
For more information and specific event host locations for upcoming town halls, please contact Andrew Roof, CHE administrative coordinator (email: email@example.com, telephone: 803-730-5638).