Resolution Regarding 2020-21 Performance Objectives For Interim President George W. Hynd

WHEREAS, in accordance with Board Bylaws, the Executive Committee met in Executive Session on September 9 to discuss the annual performance objectives for the President of Winthrop University for 2019-20 as mandated by the State Agency Head Salary Commission; and

WHEREAS, Interim President Hynd and the Trustees of Winthrop University have identified the key strategic priorities of academic year 2020-21 to be:

  • Examine the Winthrop Strategic Plan to assess progress to date
  • Determine how to improve key metrics and make changes in the Strategic Plan in the face of the new reality
  • Prepare Academic Master Plan for program refresh, development, and/or elimination
  • Capture $3 million in salary savings via a furlough plan
  • Campus-wide identification of key priorities to direct goals of a Facilities Master Plan
  • Facilitate ongoing conversations with Board of Trustees and Foundation Board to identify and strengthen shared goals
  • Capacity and readiness audit of division of University Advancement and Alumni Relations
  • Continue SACSCOC Reaffirmation Process

WHEREAS, the performance objectives will be based on these key strategic priorities;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY that the formal evaluation of the performance of George W. Hynd as Interim President of Winthrop University shall be made in accordance with these objectives as submitted to the State Agency Head Salary Commission.

APPROVED, this 25th day of September, 2020