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About The Rex Institute

The James and Susan Rex Institute for Educational Renewal and Partnership opened its doors in 2010.

The Institute honors Dr. Jim Rex, former dean of education at Winthrop University as well as the former State Superintendent of Education for South Carolina, and Dr. Sue Smith-Rex, retired Winthrop University College of Education faculty and a member of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees. Dr. Jim and Sue Rex have spent their careers promoting and supporting education, and the James and Susan Rex Institute for Educational Renewal and Partnership honors their investment in education.

The Rex Institute is a service-oriented organization within Winthrop's Richard W. Riley College of Education that serves, facilitates, and supports faculty and College of Education initiatives that involve internal and external collaboration, partnership, and outreach.

Mission: The Jim and Sue Rex Institute for Educational Renewal and Partnership serves, facilitates, and supports faculty and unit initiatives that involve internal and external collaboration, partnership, and outreach to ensure cohesive, quality programs.

Purposes:
(1) Shepherd the Agenda for Education in a Democracy.
(2) Build and maintain the Winthrop University-School Partnership Network.
(3) Foster collaborative inquiry and teaching.
(4) Promote ongoing professional learning for faculty and community partners.