Each recipient of these Verner Awards is an outstanding ambassador for our state and contributes greatly not only to the arts community, but the overall quality of life.
Stanley retired in 2017 as the chair of the Department of Fine Arts after 27 years of service to Winthrop.
Stanley was named the first director of Winthrop University Galleries in 1990 and became the department chair in 2007.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Professor Emeritus Tom Stanley Awarded South Carolina's Highest Arts Honor" (2018). Winthrop News 2018. 51.