Meeting of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees

Tuesday, July 13, 2018
Thompson Conference Room | Teleconference
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


Members present: Glenn McCall, Jane LaRoche, Janet Smalley, Tim Hopkins, Kathy Bigham, Ed Driggers, Randy Imler, Sandra Stroman, Robby Sisco, Isaiah Venning, Tim Sease, Dan Mahony, ex officio

Members absent: Ashlye Wilkerson, Julie Fowler, Don Long, Donna Glenn Holley

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

Others present: Shelia Higgs Burkhalter, VP Student Affairs, Kimberly Faust, Secretary to the Board, Amanda Maghsoud, Associate VP Finance, Justin Oates, VP Finance and Business Affairs


The Board of Trustees met via conference call on Tuesday, July 13, 2018. The call originated on the campus of Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.


Call to Order

Chair McCall called the meeting to order at 8:45 a.m. He welcomed all present and extended the sympathy of the Board to Trustee Donna Holley on the recent passing of her mother.


Executive Session

Kathy Bigham moved with a second from Jane LaRoche 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, Ms. Maghsoud, Mr. Oates, and Dr. Faust were invited to remain for the executive session.

Tim Hopkins moved with a second from Sandra Stroman 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 brought forth a motion to accept a new food service contract with Sodexo. The seven year contract will begin on August 1, 2018. As the motion was from a Committee no second was needed.

The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.



Hearing no objections, Chair McCall adjourned the meeting at 8:56 a.m.

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