Winthrop University: Trustees Honor Long-time Employee and Former Board Member for Dedicated Service
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Trustees Honor Long-time Employee and Former Board Member for Dedicated Service

November 06, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dot Barber, a long-time library employee, was recognized during the quarterly meeting for her employment milestone and was presented a framed resolution.
  • Board members approved a resolution that recognized the nearly two decades of service by former Trustee Donna Holley of Columbia, South Carolina, who represented Congressional District 2 from 2004-20. She did not seek re-election. and her seat was filled by John Brazell ’93.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – At its Nov. 6 meeting, the Winthrop University Board of Trustees commended Dorothy “Dot” Barber of  the Ida Jane Dacus Library for her 50 years of employment with the university.

The long-time library employee was recognized during the quarterly meeting for her employment milestone and was presented a framed resolution.

Barber retired in 2008 from full-time work but continues working on a part-time basis. Hired as one of the university’s first African-American professional staff members, she was a mentor not only for African-American students but for any student who needed a sympathetic ear.

The resolution noted that she joined the library staff in 1970 as a clerk typist and held various positions over the years in accounting, technical services and most recently as an executive support specialist. Barber’s co-workers said she performed an exceptional job in interviewing and hiring student workers for the library. She let students know that she expected no less than their best when they became library workers.

In other action at the Nov. 6 meeting, board members:

·         Approved a resolution that recognized the nearly two decades of service by former Trustee Donna Holley of Columbia, South Carolina, who represented Congressional District 2 from 2004-20. Holley did not seek re-election this year and her seat was filled by John Brazell ’93.

·      Approved three degrees which will now be forwarded to the Commission on Higher Education for its approval over the next few months. The approved degrees are: Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, Master of Science in Athletic Training and Bachelor of Design with concentration in Experience Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Interior Design.

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

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