Search committee to name finalists for Winthrop president Friday

Posted January 23, 2013 6:34 pm | Filed under Local News
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Winthrop University’s search for the school’s tenth president is quickly winding down. Finalists — who have not yet been named — are set to visit campus over the next two weeks, with the Search and Selection Committee meting Friday morning to determine and announce the finalists.

Current president Anthony DiGiorgio is set to retire at the end of the academic year.

The campus visits will be the final phase of a selection process that began last April with the naming of the search committee, which began sorting through applications in October with assistance from higher education search firm Greenwood-Asher.

Search and Selection Committee Chairwoman Kathy Bigham Committee will convene on campus at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 in the Tuttle Dining Room to determine and announce the finalists.

Campus visits for finalists are scheduled to begin Sunday, Jan. 27.

“The committee was asked to provide trustees with an unranked list of at least three names of individuals who possess the qualifications to become the next president of Winthrop,” Bigham said.

“After narrowing the field to 12 in December, the committee members conducted extensive additional interviews with several of the candidates this past weekend. It has been a very hands-on process for us, and now we look forward to seeing how the finalists interact with the key stakeholders in Winthrop’s future, Bigham said.”

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