Faculty and Staff - June 11, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you for your patience as Winthrop begins to slowly, and with guidance from the State, open its doors after our extended closure. We successfully began Phase 1 of our three-phase plan on June 1 with all Facilities Management (FM) employees, essential employees who have been working on campus since the closure, and other employees who were identified within their divisions as unable to work from home, all now on the job handling their duties from their campus work areas. We appreciate all of you who never left and those who have made it back!

I want to take a moment to share that July 6, 2020, will be our Phase 2 implementation date.  We’re nearly two weeks into Phase 1, and things have gone smoothly. However, there is still much to do before we are ready for 50 percent of the workforce to be back on campus. Vice President for HR Lisa Cowart will be in touch in the next day or two by email with the many details you will need to know to successfully report back to work July 6 if you are part of Phase 2 (most of us are). For additional planning purposes, our tentative date to begin Phase 3 will be July 27.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Adrienne McCormick will send an email in the coming days explaining the updated academic calendar. 

Please watch for these messages and the important information they will convey, and as always, I appreciate all that you do for Winthrop.


George Hynd
Interim President