Robert L. Caslen, Jr.


Bob Caslen’s Statement on selection as the 29th President of University of South Carolina

“I am honored to be chosen to lead this great institution [University of South Carolina]. I fully recognize the challenges the Board addressed to get to this point, and I am grateful for their support and confidence. I will work tirelessly to listen to all of our students, faculty, staff, Board members, and all our constituents to understand their concerns and issues, and I will actively seek their advice. From talking with many people, it is clear the University of South Carolina is on track to be the preeminent institution of higher education in America today, and I will work to move this university and system in that direction, ensuring South Carolina continues to deliver a world-class education to students while making the state a better place to live. I am eager to start meeting with students, faculty and staff, and my goal is to work collaboratively with our entire university and system community to address challenges, to build confidence, respect and trust, and to create new opportunities. I also want to thank those who supported my candidacy and promise to lead this Institution with the highest integrity, respect and character.”

We have to have character internalized 24 hours a day, and I think that’s how it ought to be for all of us.
— Robert L. Caslen, Jr.

First Day as President of USC


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2019 NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award Recipient, Robert Caslen

Combating Sexual Assault on Campus

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Farewell Address to the Corps of Cadets

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Robert Caslen, 2019 United States Military Academy Distinguished Graduate



“LTG Caslen is a compassionate, balanced, and charismatic leader who commands the respect and trust of all those around him. You can count on him to do the right thing.”- Amina M. PCMH Medical Director


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