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05/09/2014

Bigham and Folkens Re-Elected as Winthrop Board of Trustee Officers

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 This is the second consecutive year for Kathy Bigham and Karl Folkens in these current positions, and both have served in various officer positions for several years.
 Board members also approved resolutions to honor the service of Jimmie Williamson '83, '85, a board member who resigned in order to become the president and executive director of the S.C. Technical College System, and Christopher Aubrie, who served as chair of the Council of Student Leaders and student representative to the Board of Trustees.

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Kathy Bigham
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University Board of Trustees members re-elected current Chair Kathy Bigham '73 of Rock Hill and Vice Chair Karl Folkens '78 of Florence, South Carolina, to another year as board officers during their May 9 quarterly board meeting.

Both will serve one-year terms. This is the second consecutive year for the two in these current positions, and both have served in various officer positions for several years. Last year, Bigham led a 10-member presidential search committee to hire President Jamie Comstock Williamson, and Folkens also served on the committee.

Board members also approved resolutions to honor the service of Jimmie Williamson '83, '85, a board member who resigned in order to become the president and executive director of the S.C. Technical College System, and Christopher Aubrie, who served as chair of the Council of Student Leaders and student representative to the Board of Trustees. Aubrie graduates on May 10 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or e-mail her at longshawj@winthrop.edu.

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