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
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
News and Events
View our most recent study of Partnership Network impact!
The Partnership and
Sustainability overview highlights key components of
what makes our collaboration successful!
Want to know more about the Partnership Network? Read the
spring issue of the
Partnership Newsletter highlighting
new adventures and interns in action! (Visit the
page for PDF version and prior newsletter editions.)
Do you have questions about our Partnership? News you want
to share? Ideas for a professional development series?
Explore the links above to find out more!