Rebecca Masters and John Gaston
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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.
1 hour, 12 minutes
This interview is open for use.
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
Plumb, Terry, "Interview with Terry Plumb" (2015). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 230.
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