(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- South Carolina State University's president scored poor marks in this year's performance evaluation, according to the Charleston Post and Courier.
The university's board gave George Cooper a 2.86 out of 5 for his work this year, slightly up from his score of 2.56 in 2010. Cooper's grade was released following the board's initial refusal to make public his evaluation. However, the South Carolina Press Association subsequently ruled it was illegal to withhold it under the state's open records law.
Last year's evaluation led to the board opting not to renew Cooper's contract, but he was rehired two weeks later, backed by the approval of two new board members.
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