Faculty and Staff - March 1, 2023

I am writing today to share that Kimberly Faust, Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, and Vice President for University Communications and Marketing, will retire from Winthrop as of March 1, 2023.  A mainstay at the university since joining the campus community in 2004, Kimberly was originally hired by former Winthrop President Anthony DiGiorgio, one of Winthrop’s longest-serving presidents.  A sociologist who specialized in research methods, demography and urban sociology, Kimberly served as Chief of Staff to President DiGiorgio and other presidents for nearly 20 years. She has been instrumental in my transition to this position, as well as in the onboarding of numerous Trustees over that time period, in her important role as Secretary to the Board. Kimberly has been a valuable resource to Winthrop, and her dedication and institutional memory will be greatly missed by her colleagues. Kimberly’s impact in the community cannot be understated as she has represented Winthrop by volunteering with various civic and charitable organizations as well as serving on a number of boards.

On behalf of Winthrop Board of Trustees Chairman Glenn McCall and myself, I want to thank Kimberly for her many years of service and dedication to Winthrop. Please join me in congratulating her and wishing her well in retirement.