Rebecca Masters and John Gaston
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In his March 16, 2015 interview with Rebecca Masters, Doug Echols comments on the transitions that took place at Winthrop from 1982- present. In particular, Echols provides detail on the efforts of the DiGiorgio Administration to build Winthrop as a brand and the struggles that Winthrop faced in this transition. Echols concludes his interview with ideas for bridging the gap between Winthrop and Rock Hill and his perceptions of the eleventh President’s role in the Rock Hill community. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
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Winthrop History, athletics, Winthrop Coliseum, Presidents, DiGiorgio Administration, Rock Hill, Knowledge Park, College Town, economic development, trolley, Jamie Comstock, Debra Boyd
Echols, Doug, "Interview with Doug Echols" (2015). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 198.
LC Subject Headings
Winthrop University -- History, Winthrop College -- Employees, Winthrop University -- Presidents -- History, Mayors -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, College sports -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, Arenas -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, University towns -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill