The University of South Carolina is seeking $40 million in extra state money for special projects that president Harris Pastides says are important to help the university maintain its excellence.
USC's requests, which must be approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley, include $20 million for deferred maintenance, $10 million for a proposed new law school building, $5 million to update and expand research lab equipment and $5 million to expand online course offerings.
Pastides told members of a state House of Representatives subcommittee Wednesday the online course expansions would be money well spent. "It would be the very best money the General Assembly could spend this year," he said.
USC's presentation followed one from the College of Charleston, which is seeking $52.3 million in extra state money.