The Legislative Audit Council does not have enough auditors to fulfill a York County lawmaker’s request for a financial review of Winthrop University, agency officials said on Thursday. State Rep. John King’s audit request was put on hold, along with similar requests for S.C. State University and the University of South Carolina. Officials did not give a timeline of when the requests may be reconsidered.
As leaders at the University of South Carolina and Clemson University study campus issues that may have contributed to the recent deaths of two students involved with fraternities, Winthrop University officials say they are taking steps to prevent similar tragedies.
Seven Democratic state lawmakers, including Rep. John King of Rock Hill, are calling on state auditors to probe Winthrop University’s finances. King is concerned about Winthrop using its savings to balance the school’s budget for the past several years.
President Barack Obama has issued an executive memorandum to make it easier for people with student loans to understand and mange their college debt. Williams and Fudge, a Rock Hill collection agency that operates in all 50 states, says the effectiveness of the act in the details.
When new President Dan Mahony takes his place at the Winthrop University board table this summer, he’ll have the benefit of guidance from a “transition team” led by one of the school’s longest-serving employees.
Winthrop University’s next president – Dan Mahony, a sport management professor and academic dean with more than 20 years of higher education experience – will arrive on campus this summer with full faculty support and board confidence in his leadership ability, officials said Friday.