Meeting of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 5:35 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Originating in Thompson Conference Room | Tillman Building
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


Members Present: Kathy Bigham, John Brazell, Tim Hopkins, Jane LaRoche, Randy Imler, Glenn McCall, Robby Sisco, Tim Sease, Janet Smalley, Sandra Stroman , Isaiah Venning, Ashlye Wilkerson, and Gary Williams

Members Absent: Julie Fowler, Ed Driggers

Others Present: Kimberly Faust


The Board of Trustees met on Thursday, December 9, 2021 on the campus of Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.


Call to Order

Chair Glenn McCall called the meeting to order at 5:38 p.m. He welcomed all present.


Confirmation of Mr. Chuck Rey as Interim Athletic Director

John Brazell made a motion to confirm Mr. Chuck Rey as the Interim Athletic Director. Sandra Stroman seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.


Pending Contracts and/or Memorandums of Understanding

Tim Hopkins, on behalf of the Committee on External Engagement and Athletics, brought forth a recommendation to accept the renewal of teacher cadet internship placement contracts. Chair McCall called for a vote. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

Tim Sease, on behalf of the Finance Committee, brought forth a recommendation to accept the following contracts/MOUs.

  1. Contract extension of survey work of Center for Public Opinion & Policy Research for the Adult Tobacco Survey (ATS)
  2. Navigate – Agreement for EAB Navigate retention platform to support student success & retention efforts
  3. Turnitin – Contract renewal for plagiarism detection program
  4. EAB Admissions Search – Service to provide names & contact information for potential students; automatically generates & disseminates letters, email, etc.
  5. Building Automation Service – Automated systems control
  6. Custodial Service – Vendor to provide custodial services via 10 employees
  7. Natural Gas Utility, Electric Utility, Telephone Services, Vending Machines
  8. Bookstore Vendor to provide bookstore services on campus and online
  9. Fire Alarms & System Controls – Vendor to provide required quarterly inspections on campus fire alarms & fume hoods

Needing no second, Chair McCall called for a vote. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.



Hearing no objections, Chair McCall adjourned the meeting at 5:44 p.m.