ROCK HILL, South Carolina — Winthrop University trustees are still considering adding a football program, despite last month's firing of the university president who was leading the inquiry.
Board Chairwoman Kathy Bigham told The Herald of Rock Hill (http://bit.ly/1xht5F0 ) the board could discuss the possibility after classes start next month. Officials are awaiting an economic impact study conducted by four Winthrop students who are seeking a master's degree in business administration.
Professor Steven Frankforter says they will likely complete their findings in early August.
The board fired Jamie Comstock Williamson in June, less than a year into her tenure. She had set a goal of growing enrollment at the public liberal arts university by 1,000 students over five years.
Officials believe adding a football team would boost the school's name recognition and attract more students.
Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com