Faculty & Staff Profiles

Name: Jamie Larsen

Title: Administrative Assistant, Rex Institute for Educational Renewal and Partnership

Education: M.A., Arts Administration, Winthrop University; Not-for-Profit Management Certificate, Winthrop University; B.A., English, Winthrop University

Office: 141 Withers/W.T.S. Building  

Phone: 803/323-4734

E-mail: larsenj@winthrop.edu

Web: (Winthrop news story) https://www.winthrop.edu/news-events/winthrop-students-create-bilingual-books-for-area-agencies-to-display.aspx

Area(s): Arts Administration; Social Work (poverty and homelessness); Not-for-Profit Organizational Management

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Larsen has worked at Winthrop University since 1997. Larsen was an Administrative/Executive Assistant for over 21 years in Winthrop’s College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) Dean’s Office before she moved to the College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences in April 2019.

From July 2015 to March 2016, Larsen served as the Acting Director of the CVPA Office of Communication & Community Engagement and helped produce the 2015-2016 CVPA arts events calendar, planned special arts events, and coordinated CVPA’s social media and press releases. From 2016 to 2019, Larsen served as the coordinator of CVPA’s CreatorSpace, an interdisciplinary arts technology lab, used by students and faculty across campus.
While employed at Winthrop University, Larsen completed a Master of Arts in Arts Administration, a Not-for-Profit Management Certificate, and two years toward a Master of Social Work. Larsen served as a social work intern at Pilgrim’s Inn, a Rock Hill shelter for women and women with children experiencing homelessness. Larsen also volunteered for six years at Renew Our Community, a day respite shelter in downtown Rock Hill, and served as the Saturday Supervisor for part of this time.

When Larsen decided it was time for a new challenge in her career path, the College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences was a natural option for her. Larsen’s parents and grandparents were college professors and teachers. Larsen always knew if she wasn’t a teacher herself that she would work surrounded by teachers. Larsen knows from personal experience and watching her parents interact with students of the incredible impact teachers can have on students’ lives. Larsen enjoys watching future teachers grow personally and professionally from their first years at Winthrop to when they become teachers in their own classrooms.