Faculty and Staff - August 31, 2020

Dear Colleagues: 

Now that we have begun our 135th academic year with additional faculty and staff members back on campus, I wanted to invite you to join me and members of senior leadership for a second Faculty/Staff virtual town hall. This one will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, and our focus will be on the unique challenges employees will face this academic year.

With our furlough plan approved by the Board of Trustees and continuing concerns about our “Return to Learn” plans, we thought that another opportunity to take questions and share information was in order.     

How to Ask a Question

I invite your questions to be shared with us in advance by noon on Wednesday at townhalls@winthrop.edu or, if time during the meeting, asked/answered online toward the end of the town hall.

Accessing the Town Hall Meeting

The town hall meeting will be accessible via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra on Sept. 4 at 10 a.m..  A video recording also will be made available following the town hall if you are unable to participate live. More details on how to view the town hall will be provided by email on Wednesday.

Please know that you are a valued member of the Winthrop community, and we look forward to hearing from you. I hope you can join us Friday. 

Warm regards,


George W. Hynd

Interim President