Brian White, who represents Anderson County’s District 6 in the S.C. House of Representatives, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Coastal Carolina University.
White received the honorary degree Doctor of Public Service. He was selected by a group of faculty and staff, and approved by the university’s board of trustees. According to university leaders, White was chosen because of his diligent public service as a representative in the South Carolina General Assembly, as chairman of Ways and Means, and for his leadership on the State Budget and Control Board.
The degree was presented at the university’s fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15, where White participated with 385 graduating students. The ceremony was the first held at CCU’s new HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center, located on its campus in Conway, S.C.
Rep. White serves as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, which oversees the state budgeting process in the S.C. House. He is a native of Anderson County and has represented District 6 in the House since 2001.