DiGiorgio retiring after 2012-2013 school year

Winthrop University president Anthony DiGiorgio said his tenure of the Rock Hill school will end following the next academic year. DiGiorgio broke the news to the university faculty and staff this morning in a video release, and addressed the media this afternoon. DiGiorgio says he and his wife, Gale, have enjoyed their time serving as [...] Read More

Winthrop VP Brien Lewis Named Catawba College President

Brien Lewis, Winthrop University’s vice president for university development and alumni relations, was announced today as the 23rd president of Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. Lewis has held many titles at Winthrop since his arrival in 1999 as executive assistant to the president and secretary to the Board of Trustees. He took over leadership in [...] Read More

Williams earns honorary degree

A Winthrop University professor received a prominent award and a local businessman received an honorary degree at Saturday’s graduation ceremony. While 300 students walked across the stage for their degrees, Rock Hill businessman Gary Williams was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. A native of Atlanta, Williams moved to Rock Hill in [...] Read More

RHPD releases a composite sketch of Winthrop rape suspect

The Rock Hill Police Department released a composite sketch Saturday of the man who allegedly sexually assaulted a female Winthrop University student. Students at Winthrop University were put on alert after a student said she was kidnapped as she walked to her off-campus apartment December 14th. The woman said she parked her car and was walking [...] Read More

Police continue investigation into alleged rape of Winthrop student

The investigation continues today into the alleged sexual assault and kidnapping of a 20-year-old Winthrop University student. The girl, whose name has not been released, told police Wednesday afternoon that around 2 a.m., a man approached her as she was parking her car at the University Place Apartments and forced her back into her car [...] Read More