Winthrop University’s suspended president will not challenge her firing earlier this month.
The school’s board of trustees voted on June 13 to give Jamie Comstock Williamson a 13-day notice of termination, one day after the Rock Hill Herald newspaper reported her husband was paid $27,000 for government relations work at the school, apparently without the board’s knowledge. Mr. Williamson returned the money after the board’s vote.
Comstock had the right to address the board of trustees this upcoming Thursday. But the university announced last week that Williamson had informed the school’s board of trustees that she will not invoke that right.
Provost Debra Boyd has assumed the duties of the university’s president until a permanent replacement is hired.
Mrs. Williamson’s attorney Bev Carroll said last week that the suspended president is planning to file lawsuits against the board, its members, and the school.