AAUP-CCU communicates state chapter letter to President Benson

The AAUP-CCU leadership has communicated to President Michael Benson a letter which the South Carolina Conference of the AAUP recently sent to our state’s chief executive officer, Governor Henry McMaster. The letter urges Governor McMaster to use his executive power in order to give university administrations across our state the ability to deploy their own management tools in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. AAUP-CCU communicated to President Benson our strong belief that responsible university leaders, in association with faculty, should have the power to make independent decisions about how best to mitigate the challenges of COVID-19 on our campus. In the same message, AAUP-CCU assured President Benson that it will be a vocal ally in each and every effort he undertakes in support of our right as an institution of higher education to combat this deadly disease, which continues to threaten our mission on a daily basis. The letter is available below:


Author: Joseph Fitsanakis

Professor, Intelligence and Security Studies program, Coastal Carolina University