“The Economic Return on Investment in South Carolina’s Higher Education.”

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On August 19 at 9:30 a.m., the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education will hold a press
conference to release the findings of a study conducted by the University of South Carolina’s Moore
School of Business, “The Economic Return on Investment in South Carolina’s Higher Education.”
Dr. Doug Woodward, Director of the Moore School’s Division of Research and Professor of
Economics, will be on hand to provide an overview of the results.

The study was conducted in conjunction with the work of the legislatively appointed Higher
Education Study Committee (HESC) which released its recommendations for an Action Plan for
higher education earlier in the spring.

The Press Conference is being held via a South Carolina Educational Television (SC ETV)
closed circuit television broadcast from SC ETV Studios in Columbia to sites throughout the
state. If you are unable to attend in Columbia, the following sites across South Carolina will host the
telecast for your local convenience:

Aiken County Site: Aiken Technical College, The Library, Room 106
Charleston County Site: Trident Technical College, The Wachovia Briefing Center, Building 921
Beaufort County Site: Technical College of the Lowcountry, Building 23, Room 100
Florence County Site: Florence Darlington Technical College, Building 100, Room 109
Horry County Site: Coastal Carolina University, The Kline Hospitality Suite
Greenville County Site: Appalachia Council of Government, 50 Grand Avenue, Greenville
Orangeburg County Site: South Carolina State University, Belcher Hall Room 406!!!
Spartanburg County Site: Spartanburg Community College, The Gaines Building, Room G12
York County Site: Catawba Regional Council on Governments, 215 Hampton Street, Rock Hill

Please plan to attend and learn more about this exciting study and how higher education impacts
and can impact South Carolina’s economic potential.