Upstate school official named as new SCSU board trustee

State lawmakers picked Dr. Carlotta Denise Redish on Wednesday to fill the District 5, Seat 5 seat on the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees.

Redish was the only candidate for the seat after two other candidates withdrew from the race.

She fills the unexpired term of Linda Edwards-Duncan, who ran unopposed for re-election last year but was voted out by lawmakers. Edwards-Duncan was allowed to retain her seat until a new board member could be elected. The term will expire in 2017.

Redish, of Gaffney, is the assistant superintendent of personnel and student services in Spartanburg School District 7.

She has an undergraduate degree in political science and a graduate degree in secondary education, both from the University of South Carolina.

She earned a degree as educational specialist in administration from Jacksonville State University and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from the University of South Carolina.

Prior to coming on board as assistant superintendent in Spartanburg 7, Redish served as director of personnel in the Cherokee County school district and was then named associate superintendent.

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