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06/10/2011

Dalton Floyd Elected as Chair of the Winthrop Board of Trustees

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 Winthrop Board of Trustee members elected Surfside Beach attorney Dalton Floyd as chair and Rock Hill resident Kathy Bigham as vice chair to one-year terms.
 Board members also approved a resolution to add a master of arts in teaching in chemistry degree program and conferred emeritus status to four faculty members who recently retired with a combined total of 105 years of dedicated service.

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Dalton Floyd
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop Board of Trustee members elected Surfside Beach attorney Dalton Floyd as chair during their June 10 meeting and Rock Hill resident Kathy Bigham as vice chair. Both will serve one-year terms.

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 then 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 three at-large seats.

Bigham, who retired two years ago 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.

In addition, the board approved a resolution to add a master of arts in teaching in chemistry degree program and conferred emeritus status to four faculty members who recently retired with a combined total of 105 years of dedicated service. Retiring faculty members with 10 years or more of service are eligible for the honor.

They are: Max Childers, associate professor of English; Jim Johnston, professor of biology; William Malambri, professor of music; and Danny Turner, professor of mathematics. 

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