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RESOLUTION TO HONOR
MR. ROBERT THOMPSON
FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE ON THE
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES


WHEREAS, Winthrop University with immense appreciation, does hereby acknowledge, commend, and honor the 19 years of distinguished service of Mr. Robert Thompson as a member of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees; and

WHEREAS, each time he was asked to serve in a leadership capacity including Board chair and committee chair, Robert accepted without hesitation and using his unique abilities of humor, enthusiasm, patience, persistence, and positivity thereby ensuring Winthrop University continued its tradition of outstanding service to its students, the Rock Hill community and the State of South Carolina; and

WHEREAS, by facilitating significant gifts from Springs Industries and establishing The Robert and Norma Thompson Endowment, he has set a worthy philanthropic example for others to follow; and

WHEREAS, he has employed his community spirit and his resolute commitment to educational advancement with many years of service to higher education and the State of South Carolina including roles as Chair of the Winthrop Foundation, member of the Winthrop University Board of Visitors, board member of the S.C. Technical College System representing the state superintendent of education, board member of the Culture and Heritage Foundation, and board member of the S.C. Council on Economic Education, and the Winthrop Board of Trustees, he is admired for the time and talent benevolently given;

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University does hereby gratefully acknowledge the tireless dedication, vigorous advocacy, and steadfast determination that Robert Thompson has demonstrated on behalf of higher education in general and Winthrop in particular;

AND, presents today from the students, staff, faculty, and Board this citation as a testament to his longstanding achievements and devotion to education.


Approved this 26th day of June 2014.
IN THE HEART OF THE CAROLINAS
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