Meeting of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees

Thursday, August 9, 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, Ashlye Wilkerson, Isaiah Venning, Donna Glenn Holley, Tim Sease, Dan Mahony, ex officio

Members absent: Julie Fowler, Don Long

Representatives present: Michael Lipscomb, Faculty Representative

Representatives absent: Ximena Perez, Student Representative

Others present: Kimberly Faust, Secretary to the Board, Judy Longshaw, News and Media Services Manager, Jeff Perez, VP of University Relations, Justin Oates, VP Finance and Business Affairs, Keith Williams, Assistant VP of Finance and Business Affairs, Matt Kreh, WRHI


The Board of Trustees met via conference call on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The call originated on the campus of Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.


Call to Order

Chair McCall called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m. He welcomed all present.


Report from VP Justin Oates

The City of Rock Hill has requested easement agreements to support infrastructure related to the Cherry Road improvement project focused on the beautification and pedestrian safety on Cherry Road. The easements provide access to the city to provide utilities supporting Sanitary Sewer, Water, Electricity and Communications.

The first of the four locations is 1916 Alumni Drive. This area is associated with the York County Pennies for Progress Project. Phase I is complete and additional work is anticipated to support pedestrian safety. The second location is 700 Cherry Road. This is the land in front of the Winthrop University Louise Pettus Archives. The third location is 1008 Cherry Road, the land in front of the unimproved property on Cherry Road between Richmond Drive and the city of Rock Hill Fire Station/park and baseball field. The final property is also at 1008 Cherry Road and is the land in front of the Winthrop University Recreational Complex marquee structure.

Kathy Bigham moved to approve the easement agreements pertaining to 1916 Alumni Drive, 700 Cherry Road, and the two parcels at 1008 Cherry Road. Tim Hopkins seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.



Ashlye Wilkerson moved with a second from Jane LaRoche to adjourn the meeting. The vote was unanimous in favor of adjourning. The meeting concluded at 9:13 a.m.

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