ROCK HILL, S.C. — Winthrop University has chosen one of its own to be its next president.
The Herald reports Winthrop’s Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously selected Edward Serna, former president at the University of Maine Farmington, to be its 12th president.
He will begin his tenure on July 1. Serna will replace George Hynd, who has served as university president in an interim role since January 2020.
Board members said more than 150 people applied for the Winthrop University position. Serna, who graduated from the school in 2002, was announced as one of three finalists earlier this month.