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The University of South Carolina has dropped the term “diversity, equity and inclusion” from the title of its chief administrator responsible for access and equal opportunity, The Post and Courier reported.

Julian Williams, previously vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, will henceforth be known as the vice president of access, civil rights and community engagement, according to an email message sent to the campus Monday, the newspaper reported.

“His division will now align ongoing efforts to ensure access and opportunity to members of the campus community, compliance with federal civil rights and Title IX requirements, and foster partnerships with public and private sector entities to share university knowledge in support of local communities,” the newspaper quoted the email as saying.

Conservative legislators in South Carolina tried but failed last year to strip funding from state programs that support DEI initiatives.