(News 2) South Carolina State University trustees have voted to put President Thomas Elzey on administrative leave.

The unanimous vote came after a three-hour closed door meeting Monday. The board then immediately went back behind closed doors and Elzey left saying he had nothing to say.

The same board said it was behind Elzey 11 days ago.

Trustee Ronald Henegan Sr. said the board took no more action after suspending Elzey. He says the university will issue a statement about whether Elzey will be paid on leave.

Elzey has nearly three years left on his contract. He is supposed to be paid more than $305,000 this year.

Trustees named Interim Provost W. Franklin Evans the university’s acting president.

Lawmakers and alumni are frustrated that S.C. State has $11 million in unpaid bills.

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