Winthrop Trustees Re-Elect McCall, Bigham as Board Leadership

June 25, 2021


  • Glenn McCall will continue leading the university's governing body, while Kathy Bigham will once again serve as vice chair. 
  • Interim President George Hynd earned a rating of exceeds expectations from the board.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Winthrop University Board of Trustees unanimously re-elected Chairman Glenn McCall to lead the university’s governing body. Kathy Bigham was re-elected as vice chair. 

The Rock Hill residents will serve two-year terms beginning July 1. 

A retired senior vice president of Bank of America, McCall led the consumer customer behavior analysis group. He was first appointed to the Winthrop board in 2011 as the education superintendent designee. He was then legislatively appointed to an at-large seat in 2014 and was re-elected this spring for a six-year term. 

As Winthrop board chair, McCall is an ex-officio member to the Winthrop University Foundation Board of Directors.

Bigham, who retired as president of Thursdays Too restaurant in Rock Hill, is a 1973 Winthrop graduate. First appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2003 as the governor's designee, she resigned from that position in 2006 and successfully ran for a legislatively elected seat in the same year. Her board term lasts through 2024.

Over the years, Bigham has served as chair, vice chair and committee chair. 

In other board action, members:

* Gave Interim President George Hynd a rating of exceeds expectations (full resolution) as Board of Trustee members discussed annual performance objectives and identified key strategic priorities for the next academic year. Hynd’s evaluation will now be submitted to the State Agency Head Salary Commission to determine his salary.  

* Reaffirmed the university’s mission statement (full resolution), introduced a new campus-wide process for mission review every five years, and charged President George Hynd and Provost Adrienne McCormick with completing a review in the next eight months. 

* Recognized the service of Adolphus Belk Jr., the outgoing faculty chair and faculty representative to the Board of Trustees (full resolution), and Brandon Jackson, the outgoing chair of the Council of Student Leaders and student body representative to the board (full resolution).

* Affirmed Winthrop’s compliance with the REACH Act, which relates to instruction about the United States’ founding documents.

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