Meeting of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Olde Stone House
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


Members present: Glenn McCall, Jane LaRoche, Ed Driggers, Tim Hopkins (via teleconference), Randy Imler, Sandra Stroman (via teleconference), Ashlye Wilkerson, Robby Sisco, Gary Williams, Tim Sease, Janet Smalley, Kathy Bigham, and Julie Fowler

Members absent: Donna Glenn Holley, Isaiah Venning, Dan Mahony (ex officio).

Representatives present: Michael Lipscomb

Representatives absent: Ximena Perez

Others present: Caroline Overcash, Kimberly Faust


The Board of Trustees met on Saturday, May 4, 2019 on the campus of Winthrop University, Rock Hill,SC.


Call to Order

Chair McCall called the meeting to order at 11:45 a.m. He welcomed all present and delivered an invocation.


Naming of Nominating Committee
Per the bylaws pertaining to the Nominating Committee, Chair McCall appointed Julie Fowler and Ed Driggers to be members of the Committee with Tim Sease as chair. They are charged with choosing candidates for the positions of chair and vice chair for a one year appointment. Trustees will be notified of the Committee’s recommendations no later than May 27 for vote at the June 28, 2019 meeting of the Board of Trustees.


Executive Session
Robby Sisco moved with a second from Randy Imler to move into executive session pursuant to South Carolina Ann. §30-4-70(a)(1) and (2) for the purposes of discussion of employment matters involving certain current and former university employees and for a discussion of proposed contractual arrangements. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion. Caroline Overcash and Kimberly Faust were invited to remain for portions of the executive session. Julie Fowler moved with a second from Tim Sease to end the executive session and return to public session with one action item. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

Upon resuming the public portion of the meeting, Robby Sisco moved with a second from Janet Smalley to approve the employment contract as negotiated with President Mahony. The vote was unanimous in favor of the contract.


New Business

There was no new business.



Hearing no objections, Chair McCall adjourned the meeting at 2:10 p.m.


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