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Alumni Representatives to the Board of Trustees

At the annual meeting of the Alumnae Association in 1958, members elected two alumnae to serve on the Winthrop Board of Trustees. Per the South Carolina General Assembly, the persons elected by the Winthrop Alumni Association or its successors to fill Seats 12 and 13 will serve six-year terms. All members of the Board of Trustees must be primary residents of the State of South Carolina. For more information, please refer to the bylaws of the Board of Trustees.

Winthrop is one of four public colleges/universities in South Carolina that have alumni-elected seats on its Board of Trustees. Of the public college and university boards the Office of the Secretary of State has on file, the only other college/university boards that includes members elected by alumni are The Citadel, College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina. The Citadel has three alumni-elected seats on its Board of Visitors, College of Charleston has one alumni-elected seat on its Board of Trustees and the University of South Carolina has one alumni-elected seat on its Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees Alumni-Elected Seat Candidates

The Winthrop Alumni Association holds two alumni-elected seats on Winthrop’s Board of Trustees. It is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees to put forth Winthrop’s mission for its long-term benefit and to be vested in the university. There are two candidates for the 2024-30 Winthrop Alumni Association seat on the Board of Trustees. Candidates were vetted and selected by the Credentials Committee and Nominating Committee of the Alumni Executive Board.

Voting opens on Monday, Jan. 22 and will close on Friday, Feb. 23. All alumni may vote online or via a paper ballot upon request. To vote online, alumni will enter their constituent ID as their username and class year as their password. Alumni received their constituent IDs via a mailed postcard in January and will also receive via e-mail and the winter Winthrop Magazine in February. Each alumnus can only cast one vote.

Hardy Paschal

Name: Hardy Paschal, Jr. ’90
Residence: Chapin, South Carolina
Degree: B.A., Sociology
Occupation: Training Coordinator for the SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
Watch Paschal's candidate statement here.

Read Paschal's bio here.



Isaiah Venning

Name: Isaiah Venning ’95, ’00
Residence: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Degree: B.S., Business Administration
Occupation: Stock Trader
Watch Venning's candidate statement here.

Read Venning's bio here.


Mac McDougal ’05, ’06 has removed himself from consideration for the Alumni Association Board of Trustees seat.


The Alumni Association hosted a Facebook Live session with the candidates on Wednesday, Nov. 8 via the Alumni Association Facebook page. This was an opportunity for alumni to learn more about each candidate. The Facebook Live session is saved on the Alumni Association Facebook page where alumni can view. Click here to watch.


Current Alumni-Elected Board of Trustees Representatives

David McDonald

David McDonald '01
Elected by the Alumni Association
At-large Seat 13
Term Expires: 2028
231 Haddington Lane
Greenville, SC 29609

venning, isaiah

Isaiah Venning '95, '00
Elected by the Alumni Association
At-large Seat 12
Term Expires: 2024
258 Memory Lane
Rock Hill, SC 29732