State Commission to consider salary of Winthrop University president

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
A state commission is to consider the salary of Winthrop University interim president Debra Boyd.

(Courtesy: Winthrop University)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A state commission is to consider the salary of Winthrop University interim president Debra Boyd.

The school's provost took over last month when Winthrop trustees suspended, and later fired, Jamie Comstock Williamson, less than a year into her tenure as president.

Trustees said Williamson violated the university's nepotism policy by hiring her husband for a part-time job, provided false information and was demeaning and rude. Williamson has denied all the complaints and threatened to sue.

Winthrop is on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting of the Agency Head Salary Commission.

Boyd has made about $159,000. A 2 percent cost-of-living increase all state employees received July 1 boosted that to nearly $163,000.

Williamson was making almost $300,000 a year -- nearly $170,000 from the state and $130,000 from the Winthrop University Foundation.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)


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