ROCK HILL, S.C. - David Rankin, professor emeritus of English and director of the university’s Master of Liberal Arts Program, has been appointed interim associate vice president for the Graduate Studies Office. Rankin will assume the position on Jan. 1 as Wilhelmenia Rembert, associate vice president for Graduate Studies for the past 12 years, will return to the Department of Social Work. He will assume that role until the end of June.
In his 35 years at Winthrop, Rankin has served as faculty conference chair, graduate director of the College of Arts and Sciences, interim chair of the Department of English and director of freshman writing.
According to Tom Moore, vice president for academic affairs, Rankin was recommended by the college deans to assume the interim position. "Dr. Rankin has experience directing graduate programs in Arts and Sciences and working with graduate directors in the various colleges and staff in the Graduate Studies office. All of us have confidence in Dave’s ability to do this work well," said Moore.