The Inauguration of Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock as 10th president of Winthrop University signals a new era in the institution’s history. A visionary and inspirational leader, President Comstock has charted a bold course for Winthrop's future. Since being named president, she has identified the university’s true north as the intersection of quality and access in the bright sky of public higher education. Those two guiding principles point the way to a promising future for generations of deserving students and their families.
Passionate in her belief that access is the key civil rights issue of our time, President Comstock has long advocated that all students - regardless of demographic category or life experience - deserve the kind of education that an exceptional public institution like Winthrop offers. Under her leadership, the university is redefining public higher education as “inclusive” rather than “exclusive,” refusing to sacrifice quality, while opening doors to students who want to transform their opportunities through education.
President Comstock and the entire Winthrop community look with anticipation toward the investiture ceremony and the week of events that will commemorate this seminal moment in Winthrop’s history. Please join us. Explore this site to learn more about our plans, engage with our community, and celebrate all that is ahead for Winthrop.