Meeting of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees

Monday, October 11, 2021
Virtual meeting originating in the Thomson Conference Room, Tillman Building
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


Members present: Kathy Bigham, Julie Fowler, John Brazell, Tim Hopkins, Randy Imler, Dr. Jane LaRoche, Glenn McCall, Tim Sease, Robby Sisco, Janet Smalley, Sandra Stroman, Isaiah Venning, Ashlye Wilkerson, Gary Williams, President Hynd (ex-officio)

Members absent: Ed Driggers

Others present: Kimberly Faust


The Board of Trustees met on Monday, October 11, 2021 via virtual meeting with the meeting originating in Thompson Conference Room in Tillman Building.


Call to Order

Chair McCall called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m. in the Thomson Conference Room, Tillman Hall. He welcomed all present. Glenn McCall congratulated Trustee Isaiah Venning on being chosen for the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes a Winthrop alumna/us who significantly contributes to the quality of life in his or her community, the development of values and morals within others and serves as an outstanding citizen.


Executive Session

John Brazell moved with a second from Jane LaRoche to move into executive session pursuant to South Carolina Ann. §30-4-70(a)(1) for the purpose a discussion of a personnel issue. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion. Kimberly Faust was invited to remain for the executive session.

Gary Williams moved with a second from Tim Sease to end the executive session with no report. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.


Public Session

Tim Hopkins made a motion to confirm President Hynd’s recommendation to hire Ms. Kelley Beth Kish in an on-going Interim Athletic Director position until such time as the new president is ready to hire a permanent A.D. Sandra Stroman seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.



Hearing no objections, Chair McCall adjourned the meeting at 5:28 p.m.

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