ROCK HILL, S.C. - Attorney Dalton Floyd of Surfside, S.C., a former chairman of the S.C. Commission on High Education, has been named to the Winthrop University Board of Trustees.
Floyd will fill a seat as the governor’s at-large appointment after being notified about his selection by the office of Governor Mark Sanford, university officials said. His appointment became effective July 1, so his first meeting will be at the next quarterly meeting this fall. Floyd likely will perform his first official duties during Convocation ceremonies at Winthrop on Aug. 20.
“I am honored to be selected by Governor Sanford to serve on Winthrop’s Board of Trustees,” Floyd said. “I look forward to working with President DiGiorgio and the other Trustees over the next few years.”
Born in Lake City, S.C. Floyd earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a law degree, both from the University of South Carolina. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1966 and was certified as trial and defense counsel of the Judge Advocate General Corp for the Air Force. He has organized and served as general counsel for three financial institutions: Waccamaw State Bank, Patriot Federal Savings and Loan and SunBank. He is the attorney for the Carolinas Section of the PGA of America, an officer and director of Golf Rx Associates, Inc. and lecturer and instructor for the education department of PGA of America and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
He received the “Order of the Palmetto,” the state’s highest civilian award for service to the state, for his work as member and chairman of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education from 1996 through 2005. In addition to his membership on various legal and civic organizations, Floyd served on the Board of Visitors for the Medical University of South Carolina and the Board of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, and is currently chair of the S.C. Higher Education Foundation and a Trustee of Brookgreen Gardens.
On the Winthrop board, Floyd succeeds Trustee Larry Durham of Lancaster, S.C., as the governor’s at-large appointment.
For more information, contact the Office of the President at 803/323-2225.