- In this climate of dwindling state support, Winthrop will need to shape a culture of philanthropy to fulfill the institution’s pledge to maintain affordability and other measures. Already, Comstock said, the Dare to Rise fund, a special initiative announced just seven weeks ago, has brought in more than $1.1 million from 258 supporters.
- A number of initiatives will help Winthrop move from its Top Ten rankings in U.S. News' public colleges in the Southeast to the Top Five. Winthrop will need to raise its retention rate to at least 82 percent and its graduation rate to 68 percent, both of which are average rates for the current Top Five institutions.
Winthrop University, "President Comstock Summarizes Six Priorities for University's Direction" (2014). Winthrop News 2014. 58.