In April 2006, alumni will elect two representatives to the Winthrop
University Board of Trustees, and some alumni will vote online.
Alumni from class years 1970 – present will vote online. In February
they will receive a postcard with information on how to access
trustee candidate profiles and with detailed online voting
Log-in to the online voting portal will be available using the
seven-digit alumni I.D. number that is currently found on alumni
Alumni from class years 1969 and earlier will continue to receive
paper ballots, candidate profiles and voting instructions in a
packet similar to those in previous elections.
“Winthrop has always been on the cutting edge, particularly in
embracing technology. We’ve been heading in this direction for
several years through our online community, website, e-newsletter
and, most importantly, by listening to alumni requests for more
online services,” said Martie Curran, assistant vice president and
executive director of alumni relations.
The two seats coming open are now filled by Mary Jean Martin `54 and
Polly Ford `48. Neither is seeking re-election.
The following candidates are running for one of the two trustee
spots: Frances Cunningham Davenport ’59, Margaret E. “Maggie” Gamble
’67, Jay L. Karen ’96, and Jane Lawton LaRoche ’70.
The Executive Board of the Winthrop University Alumni Association
approved online voting last fall and implemented the process during
officer elections in the spring. Online voting now is being expanded
to include the Board of Trustees election.
Alumni may expect to receive voting instructions and materials by
mid-February. Detailed information also can be found at