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Winthrop's 10th President Steps Into New Role

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 Comstock was unanimously selected in February by the Board of Trustees to lead the institution.
 Comstock is accompanied by husband Larry Williamson, a retired U.S. Navy captain with higher education experience, and their 9-year-old dog Cocoa.

Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Dr. Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock began her new role as Winthrop University’s 10th president on Monday, July 1.

Comstock, who previously directed the Executive Leadership Group for the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., was unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees in February to lead the 127-year-old institution.

In her remarks to the board in February, Comstock said she looked forward to working closely with the campus community to build on Winthrop’s strong foundation. In visits to campus she also has spoken about her plans to be student-focused.

Comstock resides in the President’s House on the main campus, along with her husband, Larry A. Williamson, a retired U.S. Navy captain with extensive experience in higher education, and Cocoa, their 9-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever.

Follow Comstock and her work at Winthrop through these avenues:, Winthrop’s presidential web site. Learn more about Comstock, her background and her plans for dialogue during the "listening phase" of her first year. Comstock’s professional blog delves into issues confronting higher education today. Join the conversation.

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