President Bob Caslen at the podium with a University of South Carolina logo on it

State of the University

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen will share his 2020 State of the University address on Wednesday, September 30.

As the fall semester begins, President Bob Caslen will welcome members of the Carolina community to the annual State of the University celebration in September. In the address, he will set the stage for the coming academic year and share his vision and plans for the university's future. 

Our Path Forward

Just as COVID-19 has challenged the world, it has presented monumental challenges for higher education throughout the United States. As an agile university committed to properly serving our students, community and state, we responded with a swift urgency that allowed our students to progress their education despite unprecedented community closures. 

At the same time, we were deeply immersed in evaluating and establishing new strategic priorities, opportunities and goals that would position the university for continuing success in the years ahead. We recently shared the result of that effort in our university's new strategic plan, For South Carolina: A Path to Excellence. On Wed., Sept. 30 President Caslen will address our way forward through today’s — and tomorrow’s — challenges.

Watch the Live Stream

The 2020 State of the University address will stream live on Facebook at 10 a.m. or watch the recording later.