Interviewee

Terry Plumb

Interviewer

Rebecca Masters and John Gaston

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Abstract

In his interview with Winthrop History Project staffers Rebecca Masters and John Gaston, conducted on Feb. 15, 2015, the retired editor of The Herald, Terry Plumb, recalls: how the Winthrop campus was viewed when he first arrived in Rock Hill in 1987; issues, opportunities and changes in the Winthrop campus over the 24 years of the DiGiorgio presidency and The Herald’s approach to reporting them, the role of regional and state politics and political philosophy in higher education funding in South Carolina over the years, and his observations regarding the 11-month presidency of Dr. Jamie Comstock-Williamson. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.

Publication Date

2-10-2015

Unique Identifier

OH 230

Format

MP3

Length

1 hour, 12 minutes

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

Anthony DiGiorgio

Disciplines

Oral History

Keywords

The Herald; Presidents; Martha Piper, Phil Lader; Jamie Comstock Williamson; Politics; State funding; arts; women’s college; vote of no confidence; African-American enrollment; facilities; personality; legacy; community expectations; athletics

Interview with Terry Plumb

LC Subject Headings

Newspaper editors -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, Winthrop University -- Press coverage, Winthrop University -- History, Winthrop University -- Public opinion, Winthrop University -- Presidents -- History, College presidents -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill -- History, DiGiorgio, Anthony, No confidence motions -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, Universities and colleges -- Political aspects, Universities and colleges -- Finance, Multicultural education -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, College sports -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, Community and college -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill

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