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GetCocky11
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What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
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Many University of South Carolina students, faculty and alumni are upset again that the state’s largest college wants to hire a former West Point leader who they think is unqualified as its new president.

Trustees are expected to elect retired three-star Army Gen. Robert Caslen as the school’s president at a special meeting Friday, just two months after the board passed over the general and three other finalists and decided to reopen the search.

USC’s Faculty Senate is holding an emergency meeting Thursday where professors could condemn the board for scheduling a vote after Gov. Henry McMaster lobbied all of the trustees to reconsider Caslen. On Wednesday evening, students gathered for a campus forum complained about the vote taking place during the sparsely populated summer semester.


So, nobody at the university wants him. The GOP in our corrupt State House loves him. Forcing the guy on the university isn't a good move.
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
It's a small section of limp wristed liberal students that don't want him.


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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
Actually ... everyone wants Bob Caslen with the exception of a very small very liberal progressive SJW faction made up mostly of third wave feminists and soy boy cucks.

What is being called a silent majority of students and professors contacted McMaster’s office and asked him to force a vote out of embarrassment for what went down at the Russell House.

Every single member of the BoTs agreed that a vote should be held tomorrow, Friday.

Representatives from 14 different fraternities and sororities sent emails requesting a vote be held.

A huge number of alumni reached out and insisted that a vote be taken to both the BoTs and McMaster’s office ... including some really big financial donors.

Bob Caslen is one of the finest men to walk the face of this earth. He’s a well respected decorated General and one helluvan administrator. His credentials are impeccable. He is a family man. He is also a proven fund raiser, an accomplished speaker and he has one helluvan eye for hiring.

Everything he touches turns to gold.

Yet we’re supposed to let a bunch of little snot nosed activists and a few entitled GAs and associate professors and professors dictate as to whom this university is allowed to hire as their next President? Not only that but they are demanding a woman be hired regardless of experience or qualifications?

lulz .... yeah, frick that.

Pastides’ arse was forced to resign because he was trying to turn this university into another bastion of far left wing radical liberal progressive hypocrisy rather than focusing on what he promised .... raising money and gaining AAU accreditation. He shite all over prospective in state students while welcoming with open arms out of state students with leftist backgrounds while placing them on scholarships and or offering them greatly reduced tuition often times less than in state kids were paying.

It’s past time to right this ship and get it back on track.

If Caslen is voted down then let the board deal with the fallout. He is by far the most qualified candidate that has applied for the job. It’s not even close.

And here’s the crazy thing. I’ve met him twice through a couple of good West Point friends of mine, one of which’s daughter just graduated from here. Another which will be a freshman here this coming semester. Bob is not a GOP guy. If anything he might be Libertarian but he leans lefter than most of us military guys. Bottom line is that he hates politics and is more into simply getting things done and building relationships.

It is absolutely telling that you libtards insist on making this a political hire when the man has not a single political bone in his body and refuses to be dragged into the political fray with the bull shite.

Grow up.



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GetCocky11
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
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It's a small section of limp wristed liberal students that don't want him.


I think the university could do a lot better than Caslen.


GetCocky11
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
I'm editing this because I don't want to go down that road with you.

However, I do disagree. I think some of the other finalists had really appropriate and excellent qualifications for the job and would have done a good job.
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I Bleed Garnet
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
I haven’t been paying any attention to this
Who were the people again?
And their experience?



GetCocky11
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
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John Applegate

Applegate is a graduate of the Harvard School of Law and has worked at Indiana University since 1998, according to his LinkedIn account.

For more than 20 years, he was a professor at Indiana’s law school. Since 2013, he served as the university’s president for academic affairs, where he managed the state’s academic programs.

Earlier in his career, Applegate worked at the University of Cincinnati’s School of Law.

Robert Caslen Jr.
Caslen serves as senior counsel to the president at the University of Central Florida, the largest university in that state. He took up the position at the beginning of this year.

Prior to that, Caslen worked as superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point from 2013 to 2018, according to his LinkedIn account.

Caslen had a 43-year military career in the Army, according to his online resume. That includes a stint as commanding general of an infantry division in Iraq from 2008 to 2010. He served another two years in Iraq managing security in the country from 2011 to 2013.

William Tate
Tate is the dean of the graduate school and vice provost for graduate education at Washington University in St. Louis.

He has a doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Texas at Dallas and a master’s degree in psychiatric epidemiology from Washington University in St. Louis, according to his online resume.

Tate has held a number of positions at Washington University at St. Louis prior to becoming the dean of the graduate school. That includes service as a professor for African and African American Studies and the chair of the Department of Education Arts and Sciences.

He also worked as a professor at the University of Wisconsin and Texas Christian University.

Joseph Walsh
A graduate of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a doctorate in medical engineering, Walsh is vice president of research at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

He lists eight patents on his curriculum vitae, including one for a “method for welding tissue.”

Since completing his Ph.D. in 1988, Walsh has spent his career at Northwestern, where he has worked as a professor of biomedical engineering and senior associate dean in the school of engineering.

He has also served on the boards of the Fermi National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, and he was a member of the Secretary of Navy’s Naval Research Advisory Committee.


I Bleed Garnet
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
So none of these guys have been a president of a university?
Is super intendant the same thing since Army is different?

So we are going down the AD approach?


There aren’t any presidents at smaller schools that would like to come here ?


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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
Who has the biggest chance of supporting our athletics to do whatever the frick they want.


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Who has the biggest chance of supporting our athletics to do whatever the frick they want.

I vote this guy
ETA by this guy i didn’t mean you.
I mean the guy who of the 4 does this
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
The man would be a great pickup for our university. I stand by my statement that only limp wristed liberal trash is against him.


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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
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Is super intendant the same thing since Army is different?



Yes. He's been the President/Grand Poobah/Commanding General at the US Military Academy for five years.

With no insult intended to either side in this debate... Caslen is a home run hire. Say what you will but Army has a top notch academic reputation. He's got the background both in the military and in academics so that you can assume he can find his arse with both hands and a road map.

Could he be a complete disaster? Well. Yeah. There are no perfect candidates. But he seems like someone who would really complement the culture at USC and do a good job. He's not too political, he has a track record of success, and he moves USC well ahead of almost any other university in the all important "our President can kill your President in a knife fight" category.

Though, on second thought, y'all should turn him down. I think Arkansas is going to be looking for President of our University system soon and he might still be on the market.


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Say what you will but Army has a top notch academic reputation.

Does anyone say they don’t?
The 3 kids what I went to school with that went to West Point and Annapolis were all 1500 SAT and 4.0 GPA guys

On top of that you need a letter from a senator or some shit

It’s definitely one of the toughest schools in the country to get into


But for me, I just care if he helps makes our football team better
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But for me, I just care if he helps makes our football team better




He was a starter on the O-Line for two years at Army. This is one guy that I think we can safely assume knows football.

He was also part of the team that hired, and stuck with, Jeff Monken who won 11 games last year at Army. Yes, the schedule wasn't a march through hell, but it is Army.


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He was a starter on the O-Line for two years at Army. This is one guy that I think we can safely assume knows football.

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ConwayGamecock
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
The job is supposed to require a doctorate degree, by law. Caslen does not have one. He has zero record as a fund-raiser. He has zero record in the field of research. He does however, have a strong record in military tactical strategies.....


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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
I’ve heard positives and negatives about Caslen. He’s definitely a respected guy, but I would prefer our next president be someone that everyone can be happy about.

What I don’t like is McMaster pulling this kind of bull shite. It would be a terrible look for the university to allow the governor to force his choice on our Board, and he needs to stay out of it and leave the decision to those who truly care about the direction of USC.


GetCocky11
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
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The job is supposed to require a doctorate degree, by law. Caslen does not have one. He has zero record as a fund-raiser. He has zero record in the field of research. He does however, have a strong record in military tactical strategies.....


Good to know in case we need to invade Clemson.

The funny part is that we had a university official get hired to be president of the U of Minnesota during this process. I mean...was she never considered?


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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
He also ran the Army's academy so he unders the education side of school along with being a former football player he understands the sports importance of the school. Now McMaster shouldn't have tried breaking the 5 day notice of vote as it throws shade on the process, which would make people wonder if there is something to hide.


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GetCocky11
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re: What in the world is going on with the President search? What is McMaster doing?
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Every single member of the BoTs agreed that a vote should be held tomorrow, Friday.


Considering a trustee filed the motion with the judge to stop the meeting, I guess you were incorrect with at least this one point.


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