Three Finalists Named for Winthrop's VP for Institutional Advancement Position
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Three Finalists Named for Winthrop's VP for Institutional Advancement Position

April 20, 2017

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bullet point Winthrop President Dan Mahony said the university conducted a national search to find a good fit for a vice president who can leverage the university's advancement opportunities.
bullet point The finalists are: Evan Bohnen, associate vice president for development at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Grady Jones, former vice president for advancement, marketing, public relations and communication at Presbyterian College; and Jon Schemmel, senior associate athletic director for development at the University of South Dakota.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Three finalists for Winthrop University's vice president for institutional advancement position will interview on campus the week of April 24-28.

The finalists are: 

Evan Bohnen, associate vice president for development at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Grady Jones, former vice president for advancement, marketing, public relations and communication at Presbyterian College

Jon Schemmel, senior associate athletic director for development at the University of South Dakota

Winthrop President Dan Mahony said the university conducted a national search to find a good fit for a vice president who can leverage the university's advancement opportunities.

The new vice president for institutional advancement will serve as the senior administrator for the university's fundraising and alumni relations for the university and as a member of Winthrop's Senior Leadership Group.

"Winthrop faces a pivotal period as we have embarked on a new strategic plan." said Mahony. "We need a strong leader who can continue to cultivate and grow key relationships with donors and friends of Winthrop."

Dates and times for the candidates' visits are available here.

Members of campus and local communities are encouraged to attend each candidate's community reception. Feedback on each candidate is welcomed, said Athletic Director Ken Halpin, who headed a 17-member search committee.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, Winthrop news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or e-mail her at longshawj@winthrop.edu.


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