Retired Chief Justice Passes Away

Monday, December 4, 2017


Charles Patton


ORANGEBURG, S.C. –It is with great sadness that the University informs you of the passing of The Honorable Ernest A. Finney, Jr., former interim president and retired chief justice. Judge Finney was a distinguished graduate of the South Carolina State University Law School and served as Interim President, 2002 – 2003. He was most known as the first African American Chief Justice and a civil rights pioneer.


Please keep the Finney family in your thoughts and prayers.