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.
The Winthrop Board of Trustees is scheduled to Friday afternoon to consider hiring the school’s next president. Still in the running are Dan Mahony, dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University in Ohio; and Jeff Elwell, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Students at schools in York County are getting a reality check this week through the work of Milton “Bigg Milt” Creagh, a successful businessman-turned motivational speaker who speaks to 200,000 teens a year about issues that affect them.
Winthrop University trustees plan to review anonymous survey comments and other presidential search materials on Sunday. Campus visits by three finalists hoping to lead the school wrapped up last week.
Alan Shao, one of three finalists hoping to be Winthrop University’s next president, says the school needs to accept more students from outside South Carolina – who would pay higher tuition – to help pay for employee pay raises, scholarships, an overhaul of the school’s marketing efforts, and other projects.