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South Carolina’s Haley Shakes Up Established Order in Columbia

Governor Nikki Haley, the first woman to lead South Carolina, upended the status quo at the state’s biggest public university last month by removing its most generous benefactor from the board of trustees.

Darla Moore, a financier who had donated $70 million to the University of South Carolina, was taken off the board by Haley. She was replaced by Thomas Cofield, a lawyer who gave $4,500 to Haley’s campaign for governor, state records show.