Winthrop University: President Search
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Office of the President
114 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-3001 (fax)

Search for the 12th President for Winthrop University

The Board of Trustees has announced a search for the next President of Winthrop University. The successful candidate for the presidency will honor the academic enterprise, have an appreciation of and affinity for the traditions and milieu of Winthrop and the region, and have experience with the demands of leading a public university. The board seeks a visionary leader with strategic perspective, a commitment to preparing students for productive and fulfilling lives, exemplary communication and interpersonal skills, and a collegial leadership style. The next President of Winthrop will be an exceptional fund- and friend-raiser for the University.

As announced on June 25, the chair of the Presidential Search Committee is Trustee Julie Fowler, who will coordinate the board’s work on this most important undertaking.  The resolution passed by the board and this news release include additional details regarding the search.

This website will be updated with details of the search as they become available.

Latest News

The Myers McRae executive search and consulting firm has completed the profile (pdf - 3.2 MB) for the position. The profile provides interested candidates the details of the opportunity, including a leadership agenda and presidential priorities for the new president, as well as desired experience, attributes and characteristics that the search committee seeks in viable candidates for the position. In addition, a vacancy notice for the presidency will be placed in national trade publications and on this website soon.  Note that the timeline has been updated as well. These steps are exciting as the active search process begins in earnest!

Last Updated: 10/6/21