Division of Academic Affairs

Welcome from the Provost

Sebastian van DeldenWelcome to the Winthrop family! I am thrilled to serve this distinguished university as your chief academic officer. We have world-class faculty and exceptionally talented staff, but it is the sense of community, cooperation, and caring, woven into the fabric of the Winthrop experience, that makes me especially so very proud to be a part of the Eagle Nation. And, with access to a multitude of high impact, experiential learning opportunities in our backyard, sky’s the limit on how high our Eagles fly!

Winthrop University students learn to be critical thinkers, informed citizens, and collaborative problem-solvers. To support this learning, we provide a distinctive general education core that is nationally recognized, a broad array of graduate programs and certificates, and co-curricular experiences that prepare our students to thrive in the communities and career paths of tomorrow. 

In all our colleges, every program that is eligible for national accreditation is accredited. We strive to implement high-impact educational practices. As a public, comprehensive university, we partner with numerous entities – from nearby Rock Hill to cities and institutions globally. Our graduates leave Winthrop future-ready, and the communities we serve thrive as much as our students do.


Dr. Sebastian van Delden

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