Winthrop University: Alumni Association - About the Association - Executive Board of the Winthrop Alumni Association
Contact Information
Alumni Association
304 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2145
803/323-1452 (Fax)
800/578-6545 (Toll-Free)
alumni@winthrop.edu

Executive Board


Overview

The Executive Board, composed of the officers of the association, members-at-large and ex-officio, non-voting members, serves as the governing body of all Winthrop alumni and oversees the transaction of association business. Officers fulfill a two-year term that begins July 1 and concludes June 30. The association president convenes the board for at least two meetings on campus per year, when executive board members are educated about university initiatives, programs, infrastructure and concerns, and participate in discussions and activities with students, administrators, and faculty members. Meetings also serve to establish priorities for future programs and to establish relationships with university stakeholders. These informed and engaged volunteers serve as ambassadors and community leaders on behalf of Winthrop.

Standing committees of the executive board carry out the main work of the association, with each board member serving on at least one committee. Committees review alumni activities and services and establish priorities for future programs.

 

Applications

Applications are now being accepted through Friday, April 24 for the 2020-2023 Alumni Executive Board term.  There are up to six available seats for the 2020-2023 term.  Please complete the Alumni Executive Board application and submit to Lori Tuttle, executive director of alumni relations and reunion giving, at tuttlel@winthrop.edu by Friday, April 24.  The Nominating Committee of the Alumni Executive Board will review all applications and make selections this spring.

The following includes a minimum outline of the requirements of an Alumni Association Executive Board member:

  • Attend two annual board meetings at a time and place to be determined by the Board

  • Serve on a minimum of one board committee

  • Participate in quarterly board conference calls

  • Attend Winthrop events as an ambassador and representative for Winthrop and the Alumni Association

  • Make an annual gift to Winthrop in an amount that is meaningful to the board member

 

Current Board Members

 

    Byron Putman '94

    Scott Melton '04

    Lisa Raye Hund '93, '94, '98

    Linda Knox Warner '80


    Jontai Blanding '13, '15

    Pat Plexico Boutwell ’84

    Brenda Peyton Chase '89

    Deb R. Dunlap '99

    Casey Munn Ferri ‘09

    Derrick Gainey '97

    Connie Moore Graham, Ed.D. '76, '78, '83

    David McDonald '01

    Peggy Price McDonald '57

    Scott Melton '04

    Gail McClurken O'Steen '92, '93

    Kristen Erway Thoennes '08

    Kim Williamson '82

    Bob Breakfield - Member, Winthrop Foundation Board of Directors
    Jane LaRoche '70 - Alumni Representative, Winthrop University Board of Trustees
    Isaiah "Reggie" Venning '95, '00 - Alumni Representative, Winthrop University Board of Trustees 
    Lori C. Tuttle - Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
    Erica Smith ’02 - Member,  Eagle Club Board

 

Officers for 2019-2021

Putman, Byron

Byron Putman '94
President
Rock Hill

Melton, Scott

Scott Melton '04
President-Elect
Baltimore, Maryland

Hund, Lisa Raye

Lisa Raye Hund '93, '94, '98
Secretary
Rock Hill

Warner, Linda

Linda Knox Warner '80
Treasurer
Rock Hill

 

At-Large Members

Blanding, Jontai

Jontai Blanding '13, '15
Member at Large
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Pat Plexico Boutwell ’84

Pat Plexico Boutwell ’84
Member at Large
Greenville, South Carolina

Chase, Brenda Peyton

Brenda Peyton Chase '89
Member at Large
Sumter, South Carolina

Dunlap, Deborah

Deb R. Dunlap '99
Member at Large
Cramerton, North Carolina

Casey Munn Ferri ‘09

Casey Munn Ferri ‘09
Member at Large
Charlotte, North Carolina

Gainey, Derrick

Derrick Gainey '97
Member at Large
Rock Hill

Graham, Connie Moore

Connie Graham '76, '78, '83
Member at Large
Lugoff, South Carolina

David McDonald ’01

David McDonald ’01
Member at Large
Greenville, South Carolina

McDonald, Peggy Price

Peggy Price McDonald '57
Member at Large
Charlotte, North Carolina

OSteen, Gail McClurken

Gail M. O'Steen '92, '93
Member at Large
Rock Hill

Thoennes, Kristen Erway

Kristen Thoennes '08
Member at Large
Sumter, South Carolina

Williamson, Kim

Kim Williamson '82
Member at Large
Cheraw, South Carolina

 

Ex-Officio Members

   
Breakfield, Bob

Bob Breakfield
Member
Winthrop Foundation
Board of Directors

 

LaRoche, Jane

Jane LaRoche '70
Alumni Representative
Winthrop University
Board of Trustees

Isaiah Venning

Isaiah "Reggie" Venning '95, '00
Alumni Representative
Winthrop University
Board of Trustees

Tuttle, Lori

Lori Tuttle
Executive Director of
Alumni Relations
and Reunion Giving
tuttlel@winthrop.edu
803/323-2145 (office)
800/578-6455 (toll-free)

Erica Smith '02

Erica Smith ’02
Member
Eagle Club Board

   

Last Updated: 2/24/20