Hamilton Hopkins '89 Named President of Carolinas College of Health Sciences

June 08, 2016

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bullet point Hopkins will assume his new role as president on June 12.
bullet point He has more than 22 years of experience in higher education.

Hamilton Hopkins

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Winthrop alumnus Hamilton Hopkins '89 has been chosen to lead Carolinas College of Health Sciences (CCHS) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hopkins, dean of student affairs and enrollment management at CCHS, will assume his new role as the college's third president on June 12. The Matthews, North Carolina, resident said he was "honored" by the selection and looks forward to helping the college cultivate and broaden its programs.

"It is an exciting time to be assuming the role of college president in higher education," said Hopkins. "I am most interested about the opportunity to grow and expand the healthcare programs offered at CCHS and to work with the excellent faculty and staff in accomplishing our goals."

Hopkins has more than 22 years of experience in higher education. He has served in leadership positions with the University of North Carolina-Asheville and Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. During his time at CCHS, he has helped increase student enrollment by 31 percent.

Hopkins credits his Winthrop experience with helping him discover his passion for working in higher education.

"It was at Winthrop as an undergraduate student that I developed my interest in higher education through the student affairs division," said Hopkins.

Hopkins earned his B.S. in business administration at Winthrop, where he was involved with Dinkins Student Union (now the DiGiorgio Student Union); student government; residence life; and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He went on to earn a master's degree in leadership studies at the University of Tennessee and an Ed.D. at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Hopkins lives in Matthews with his wife and children.

Contact Meredith Carter, communications coordinator, at 803/323-2236 or carterm@winthrop.edu for more information.

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