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Wofford, Converse Joint Study Committee formed

18-member group composed of representatives of both colleges

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A Joint Study Committee has been formed to study a heightened level of collaboration and cooperation between Wofford College and Converse College, Presidents Benjamin B. Dunlap of Wofford and Elizabeth A. Fleming of Converse announced today (Wednesday, Oct. 11). The committee is composed of 18 individuals representing both colleges. They are:

Elizabeth A. Fleming, president of Converse College
Benjamin B. Dunlap, president of Wofford College
Betsy Crane Griffith, chair, Converse Board of Trustees
J. Harold Chandler, chair, Wofford Board of Trustees
William Barnet III, at-large representative
Joab M. Lesesne Jr.,at-large representative
Benjamin Wall, Converse Trustee
Corry W. Oakes, Wofford Trustee
Harriet Smith O’Neill, Converse Trustee
Daniel B. Morrison, Wofford Trustee
Melissa Walker, George D. Johnson Professor of History, Converse
Angela Shiflet, Larry Hearn McCalla Professor of Computer Science, Wofford
Ann Pletcher, professor of accounting, Converse
Karen Goodchild, associate professor of art history, Wofford
Jeff Barker, vice president for academic affairs, Converse
David Beacham, senior vice president for administration, Wofford
Bobby Stewart, vice president for institutional advancement, Converse
Jenni Lister, director of admission, Wofford

The committee’s charge will be to brainstorm, investigate and identify potential avenues for collaboration between both colleges, seizing opportunities to capitalize on each institution’s strengths for the maximum benefit of current and future students. This committee is designed to be both a source and a conduit for ideas, and opportunities to receive input from constituents of both colleges will be provided in the course of the committee’s deliberations. It will operate with an open timetable and with no foregone conclusions, and will provide regular updates to the respective boards of trustees at each college. It is anticipated that, in the course of their work, the committee will determine jointly a time for final recommendations to the trustees.