Mignon Clyburn, a Federal Communications Commission member, will be the keynote speaker at Columbia College's commencement exercises Saturday.
Clyburn, the daughter of U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-Columbia, was nominated to the FCC in June 2009. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in July and sworn in August. Her term runs through June 30, 2012.
Clyburn will address more than 250 graduating seniors at commencement exercises, scheduled for The Township auditorium.
Winthrop names performing arts dean
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ROCK HILL - Winthrop University has hired David Wohl as dean of its College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Wohl, who starts in July, has been dean of West Virginia State University's College of Arts and Humanities since 1987.
At Winthrop, Wohl will oversee the departments of music, fine arts, design, and theater and dance.
Wohl has long-standing ties to West Virginia, having worked as a faculty member in theater at West Virginia State since 1976. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Clark University, a master's in dramatic arts from the University of Connecticut and his doctorate from Kent State University.
S.C. State names McIntyre to new post
ORANGEBURG - Leonard A. McIntyre has been named special assistant to S.C. State's president for international affairs and director of its Textbooks and Learning Materials Program.
"Dr. McIntyre's passion for international affairs, and the wealth of university knowledge that he has, will support S.C. State's international programs and initiatives," President George Cooper said.
McIntyre was S.C. State's interim president as the university sought a replacement for Andrew Hugine, fired in 2007.
Since then, McIntyre has been project director for a $13 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development. McIntyre and his staff are using the grant to develop, print and distribute more than 2.2 million textbooks for Tanzania.