The Executive Leadership Council Awards Special $50,000 Grant to SC State

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Executive Leadership Council and Foundation (ELC/ELF) announced Monday its support for SC State University’s (SCSU) Strategic Enrollment Management Initiative with a grant of $50,000. The boards of directors of The ELC/ELF and the Community Impact Committee approved a request for funding in 2016.

The Executive Leadership Council Awards Special $50,000 Grant to SC State
Trustee Milton Irvin, left, joined by Chairman Charles Way, far right, present the $50,000 grant awarded by the Executive Leadership Council.

“We are overjoyed about the contribution from the Executive Leadership Council and Foundation,” said Dr. W. Franklin Evans, interim president of SC State University. “This donation will create a new center of innovation at SC State University and will provide the catalyst for a new student-driven enrollment and recruitment program. Students from all academic disciplines will engage in corporate management tactics to increase admissions applicants and eventually enrollment.”

The ELC is a global organization comprised of current and former black CEOs, C-suite executives and senior executives at Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies. For nearly 30 years, The ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and to empower black corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities.

The main focus of The ELF and the Community Impact Committee is to provide financial contributions to select organizations, partner with them to improve educational outcomes of black students and prepare the next generation of leaders.

In 2015, The ELC and its members launched an ongoing initiative to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and to identify opportunities to help HBCUs overcome recent challenges.

For more information on the Strategic Enrollment Management Initiative, contact A.L. Fleming, associate vice president of Institutional Advancement, at (803) 536-8542 or