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06/06/2013

President DiGiorgio Honored by S.C. Commission on Higher Education

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 The S.C. Commission on Higher Education honored Winthrop University President Anthony DiGiorgio in a ceremony at the beginning of its June 6 meeting for his 24 years of distinguished service to the university, the state of South Carolina, and higher education.
 DiGiorgio received a resolution that touted his many accomplishments and lasting contributions.
 CHE members expressed their sincerest thanks and appreciation to DiGiorgio who has been a respected partner and friend of the commission for the past 24 years.

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Anthony DiGiorgio
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The S.C. Commission on Higher Education honored Winthrop University President Anthony DiGiorgio in a ceremony at the beginning of its June 6 meeting for his 24 years of distinguished service to the university, the state of South Carolina, and higher education.

Commissioner Hood Temple presented DiGiorgio a copy of the CHE resolution. DiGiorgio will retire as president on June 30.

DiGiorgio, who arrived at Winthrop in 1989 and is the longest-serving public university president in the state, received a resolution that touted his many accomplishments and lasting contributions, including transitioning Winthrop from a regional college with an esteemed history to a university of national caliber with 100 percent accreditation for all programs for which accreditation is offered. It also was noted that his unwavering commitment to quality and service added value to the lives of the countless students who have passed through Winthrop’s doors during his tenure.

Finally, members of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education expressed their sincerest thanks and appreciation to DiGiorgio who has been a respected partner and friend of the commission for the past 24 years.

Following his June 30 retirement as president, DiGiorgio will take a year-long sabbatical before returning to campus to service as President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Public Service and Leadership.

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