WHEREAS, in accordance with Board Bylaws, the Executive Committee met on June 22, 2017 to conduct the annual performance review of the President of Winthrop University as mandated by the State Agency Head Salary Commission; and

WHEREAS, the Executive Committee reviewed the responses to the State Agency Head Performance Survey submitted by the individual Trustees and reviewed the President's performance in terms of the Performance Planning Objectives; and

WHEREAS, the Trustees concluded that President Mahony should receive the rating of Exceeds Expectations in the Board's formal evaluation to be submitted to the State Agency Head Salary Commission based on his stewardship of Winthrop University, his continued efforts to realize the strategic initiatives of "The Winthrop Plan", the establishment of multiple new minors and certificates, an overwhelmingly positive response from the National Survey of Student Engagement that emphasized Winthrop faculty' commitment to students, and his engagement with students in the classroom through his "History and Current Issues in College Athletics"; and 

WHEREAS, under the guidance of President Mahony, Winthrop University has received national recognition in a several metrics including The Education Trust's identification of Winthrop University as one of the very best in the nation at addressing the achievement gap in African-American graduation rates and the designation as a "Voter-Friendly Campus" from the national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education;

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that in its formal evaluation of the performance of Dr. Daniel F. Mahony as President of Winthrop University to be submitted to the State Agency Head Salary Commission, President Mahony will receive a rating of Exceeds Expectations and will be recommended to receive the maximum salary increase if such an increase was to be awarded by the Commission for 2017-18.

June 23, 2017