Winthrop presidential finalist touts family ties to Lancaster County, Rock Hill

Posted February 5, 2013 7:49 pm | Filed under Local News

The vice president for administration at Connecticut College was the third of four Winthrop University presidential finalists meet with students, faculty and staff this week.  Ulysses Hammond spoke with reporters Tuesday morning and said his three-day campus visit has been a whirlwind of activities and meetings.

Hammond says his parents and grandparents were born in Lancaster County and that his mother received her teaching certificate from Rock Hill’s Clinton Junior College.

He also says Winthrop is well-known for its academic success.

Hammond says he is open to discussion over whether Winthrop should have a football program.  However, Hammond says a 2007 feasibility study determined it would be very expensive.

Later this week, Jane Marie Comstock will visit campus as the fourth and last finalist named as a possible successor for University President Anthony DiGiorgio. Comstock is the director of the Executive Leadership Group with the American Council on Education.