Winthrop University: Inauguration
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Office of the President
114 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-3001 (fax)


The Inauguration of President Edward A. Serna

Winthrop President Edward A. Serna in full academic regalia at the December 2022 Commencement

Join us April 14, 2023 at 11 a.m. as we celebrate the inauguration of the 12th President of Winthrop University, Edward A. Serna—the first Winthrop alumnus to serve in the role. 

Following the investiture ceremony, all are welcome at the community picnic in the West Center. We invite you to attend some of the additional events taking place on and around campus throughout the afternoon and into the evening, such as SOURCE—Winthrop's annual showcase celebrating students' creative and scholarly work—or the Come-See-Me Festival—Rock Hill's annual celebration of spring. There's something here for everyone as we mark the beginning of the next chapter in Winthrop history.

The Winthrop eagle statue with the sun shining brightly through the trees behind it

Investiture Ceremony

Investiture Ceremony

The inauguration and investiture ceremony will take place April 14, 2023.

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A student in a blue Winthrop University tshirt smiles while getting food at a convocation
                           community picnic

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

A full day of university and community events follow the investiture ceremony.

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President Serna with his wife and two daughters

Send Congratulations

Send Congratulations

Congratulations and well-wishes may be submitted here.

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Last Updated: 4/12/23