Dr. George W. Hynd

Office of the President

A Message from Dr. George W. Hynd

Welcome to Winthrop! As you explore our website, you will discover the breadth, diversity, and value of the Winthrop experience. We offer national-caliber academics, civic engagement opportunities, undergraduate and graduate level research, and global connections, all in a beautiful campus setting.

One of the things that sets us apart from some other institutions is our family feel. The video below captures how our faculty and staff members are uniquely dedicated to helping every student achieve success.

A student's first year at Winthrop is designed for positive adjustment to the higher education environment and introduction to the Winthrop experience. As they proceed on their journey of personal discovery, they will find that, along with receiving rigorous academic preparation, they are developing identities as compassionate leaders and engaged citizens. They also are challenged to learn more than they thought possible, offered myriad opportunities to get involved on campus, and inspired to actively participate in public service. This kind of 360-degree educational experience prepares Winthrop alumni to assume prominent positions in their fields of choice and to successfully lead their families and communities.

As you learn more about Winthrop, visit our About Winthrop page, read about our pride points, and scan recent headlines. Note the contributions of our engaged faculty, staff and students, indicators of institutional and program quality, and the strength of our commitment to a variety of initiatives such as global learning, civic involvement, student research and sustainability, to name a few. I believe that you will find that Winthrop is in a category of its own in its dedication to supporting our students as it has for more than 130 years. Thanks for visiting.

George W. Hynd
Interim President