The University of South Carolina Beaufort had an endowment balance of $596 million at the end of 2014, according to its website.
USCB has a spacious campus in greater Bluffton with available building space.
USCB is not able to tell us much about their planned hospitality program or make a strong case for its location on Hilton Head Island. Why is the Town of Hilton Head Island throwing public funding at an island campus that has significant local opposition and will remove property from the tax rolls?
How about the town focusing on genuine public service needs, i.e., sewer service for residents?
Six million dollars for sewer service that is much needed for public health or $20-plus million for an unpopular, unneeded college campus?
Wake up and smell the coffee, public officials.
Hilton Head Island