Dr. Edward A. Serna

Office of the President

A Message from Edward A. Serna

As a proud alumnus, I can speak from experience that Winthrop is a special place and that my time here transformed my life.

Now into my second year as president, I couldn’t be more excited to be leading this outstanding university. I am proud of all we accomplished together in year one and look with anticipation to that momentum driving us forward as we accelerate on transformative initiatives currently underway to shape our future:

Winthrop Strategic Plan. ACADEMIC EFFICIENCIES Data-driven inquiries to achieve cost
                     savings utilizing Gray Associates tool. NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS Market-driven analysis
                     by Gray Associates to identify programs of promise. COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION A new
                     mode of online delivery for certificates, credentials and degrees. CAMPUS MASTER PLAN
                     Flexible blueprint for facilities and infrastructure needs for the next decade. CAMPUS
                     BEAUTIFICATION INITIATIVE Plan to ensure Winthrop's historic campus remains how a
                     college or university should look. ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY Data on Winthrop as an economic
                     engine in the city, region and state, helping drive growth and vitality. STAKEHOLDER
                     INPUT Qualitative and quantitative feedback from those invested in Winthrop's future.

Within the year, we will have a blueprint for Winthrop’s next three to five years and see alignment of our institutional mission, vision and values. We’re committed to this because we want Winthrop to be a place where all students can belong and thrive, not to mention be transformed for success today and beyond. 

This is a fantastic time to learn more about Winthrop. See what’s happening with strategic planning, check out our About Winthrop page, read our pride points, and scan recent headlines. I invite you to come visit campus and discover all Winthrop has to offer you. I have a feeling you’ll quickly love it here as much as I have.

Always an Eagle,

Edward A. Serna ‘02