Thomas Elzey Promises to Preserve SC State Legacy

Thursday, April 11, 2013


“If selected as the president of SC State University, I will preserve the legacy,” stated Thomas Elzey, who currently serves as the executive vice president for Finance, Administration and Operations at The Citadel located in Charleston, S.C. Elzey was the second candidate interviewed for presidency at SC State. It was a full day of interviewing. Elzey spent the morning meeting with the SC State Board of Trustees. Later in the day, he met with various stakeholders of SC State. These forums allowed him to share his vision if he were to become the president of SC State as well as present a tentative plan of action. Elzey encouraged the board of trustees, alumni and students to work together as a unit in order to move the university forward.


Elzey shared his vision for SC State for the 21st century. “We can take this university to the next level. We must have financial stability and sustainability going into the future,” says Elzey. If given the opportunity to become president of this university he plans to ensure that the students are the first priority and treated with respect, dignity and first class customer service. He also plans to increase credibility locally and globally, improve public relations, increase recruitment and ensure that SC State’s Board of Trustees fully supports his decision ability to move the university forward. Elzey stated that he believes in winning, “you have to do what is necessary in order to win.” Tomorrow, SC State Board of Trustees will host Mr. E. Newton Jackson, Jr. as the next candidate in our series of interviews. Jackson’s presentations are as listed below:


Noon to 1 p.m. SC State Faculty and Staff
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. SC State Students
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. SC State University Alumni and Community


Forums will be held in the Dr. Barbara A. Vaughan Fine Arts Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center located on the campus of SC State University. Parking will be made available in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center’s parking lot.