- DiGiorgio will step down in 2013 after 24 years as president.
- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called DiGiorgio the “Strom Thurmond of higher education.”
- Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols presented DiGiorgio and wife Gale with a key to the city and a proclamation.
Winthrop University, "Dignitaries From State, D.C. Praise President DiGiorgio at Tribute" (2012). Winthrop News 2012. 127.