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In his March 24, 2015 interview with Rebecca Masters, Jim Johnston details his time at Winthrop from 1983-2011 as a faculty filling several roles. Johnston also reveals the evolution of the sciences at Winthrop, his election as Chair of Faculty Conference and growth of athletics at Winthrop. In particular, Johnston recalls a mid-1990s vote of no confidence in the president and how Winthrop faculty responded. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
1 hour, 10 minutes
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Winthrop History, Faculty Conference, Vote of No Confidence, Presidents, budgets, biology, athletics, Eagle Club
Johnston, Jim, "Interview with Jim Johnston" (2015). Browse All Oral History Interviews. OH 214.
LC Subject Headings
Winthrop University -- Faculty, Winthrop University -- History, Biology teachers -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives, College presidents -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill -- History, Winthrop University -- Presidents -- History, DiGiorgio, Anthony, No confidence motions -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, College sports -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, Educational leadership -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill