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06/11/2010

Bigham Re-elected as Winthrop Board of Trustees Chair

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 Bigham has served as the Board of Trustees chair since 2008, while Floyd was elected to a second year as vice chair.
 Board members conferred emeritus status to three faculty members who recently retired with a combined total of 100 years.

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Kathy Bigham
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop Board of Trustee members re-elected Rock Hill resident Kathy Bigham as board chair and Surfside Beach attorney Dalton Floyd as vice chair during their June 11 meeting. Both will serve one-year terms.

Bigham, who retired last year as president of Thursdays Too restaurant in Rock Hill, is a 1973 Winthrop graduate and has served as the Board of Trustees chair since 2008. She has served on numerous local committees, including the Winthrop Eagle Club, and on local and national political committees.

Floyd of Floyd Law Firm is a former chairman of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education. He joined the board in 2007 as an appointee by Gov. Mark Sanford and was first elected as vice chair last year. He was elected in 2009 by the General Assembly to a six-year term on the Winthrop board representing one of two at-large seats.

Up until last year, Winthrop board members elected a secretary but have decided to discontinue that position.

In addition, the board conferred emeritus status to three faculty members who recently retired with a combined total of 100 years of dedicated service. Retiring faculty members with 10 years or more of service are eligible for the honor.

They are: Anne E. Beard, associate professor of speech; Larry Mitlin, professor of library services; and Patricia Wolman, professor of human nutrition.

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