South Carolina president issues apology after plagiarizing speech during graduation ceremony
Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse for Bob Caslen, it has.
If you missed it over the weekend, the South Carolina president referred to his employer as “California” during a commencement speech for the school of business graduates.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, it turns out Caslen plagiarized a portion of the speech he gave during the event.
Following that revelation, Caslen has issued the following apology:
“I am truly sorry. During my remarks in our weekend commencement ceremonies, I shared a well-known quote from Admiral William McRaven and failed to cite him as its original author and speaker. I was searching for words about resilience in adversity and when they were transcribed into the speech, I failed to ensure its attribution. I take full responsibility for this oversight. I sincerely apologize to Admiral McRaven, someone I know and respect, our graduates, their families and the entire university community for not leading by example.”
If you missed the viral moment from his speech, you can check it out here:
How hard did Bob Caslen pregame the grad ceremony? pic.twitter.com/GcLEQIUIUo
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