Meeting of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Thompson Conference Room | Teleconference
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


Members present: Glenn McCall, Jane LaRoche, Janet Smalley, Tim Hopkins (partial), Kathy Bigham, Ed Driggers, Randy Imler, Julie Fowler, Robby Sisco, Isaiah Venning, Donna Glenn Holley, Tim Sease, Dan Mahony, ex officio

Members absent: Ashlye Wilkerson, Sandra Stroman, Don Long, Tim Hopkins (partial)

Representatives present: Michael Lipscomb, Faculty Representative, Ximena Perez, Student Representative

Others present: Caroline Overcash, Internal Auditor/University Counsel, Kimberly Faust, Secretary to the Board, Debra Boyd, Provost, Justin Oates, VP Finance and Business Affairs


The Board of Trustees met via conference call on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The call originated on the campus of Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.


Call to Order

Chair McCall called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. He welcomed all present.


Executive Session

Julie Fowler moved with a second from Donna Holley to move into executive session pursuant to South Carolina Ann. 30-4-70(a (2) for the purposes of discussion of proposed contractual arrangements. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion. President Mahony and Dr. Faust were invited to remain for the executive session.

Isaiah Venning moved with a second from Robby Sisco to end the executive session and return to public session. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.


Report from the Committee on Student Life and Athletics

Chair Tim Sease made a motion to extend the current contract with Aramark Food Service Company set to end on June 30, 2018 for an additional thirty days to now end on July 1, 2018. This extension is necessary because the new contract will begin on August 1, 2018. Jane LaRoche seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

Chair McCall asked for a motion to approve the Resolution to Adopt the Tuition and Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2018-19. Jane LaRoche moved to approve the resolution with Randy Imler seconding the motion. After a discussion confirming the Board's and Administration's desire to keep tuition increases as low as possible, the Board voted to approve a 2.4% increase in tuition and fees, a 2.5% increase in room and board, and a $5.00 increase in the health fee.

The vote was 11 in favor of the vote and four absent for the vote.



Hearing no objections, Chair McCall adjourned the meeting at 9:35 a.m.

Minutes submitted by Kimberly A. Faust, Secretary to the Board