Winthrop University: University Events - Contact Us
Contact Information
University Events
516 Oakland Avenue
Sellers House
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4684 (fax)

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Our Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5PM (EST)


Our Team

Neal Miller, Executive Director

Phone: 803/323-4683

Neal Miller, Executive Director of University Events, ensures that events meet the initiatives of the Winthrop Plan and explores potential new revenue streams for the university. Neal joined Winthrop in 2016. Prior to his role at Winthrop, Neal worked for four arenas and three institutions including the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's and master's degree in sports and entertainment management.


Caroline Rust Ward, Campus Events Manager

Phone: 803/323-4633

Caroline Rust Ward, Campus Events Manager, supports events on campus, facilitates networking opportunities within the community, oversees presidential and executive events, and plans selected engagement events for university advancement. Caroline earned a B.F.A. from East Carolina University in 1994 and an M.F.A. from Winthrop in 1997. Prior to her position as campus events manager, which began in 2016, Caroline served the university as donor relations coordinator, community arts and engagement director, the galleries and permanent collection assistant, and adjunct professor of Art & Design. She also been adjunct faculty of Art at UNC-Charlotte and has worked in commercial art galleries, and architecture firms in Charlotte.


Emily Wade, External Clients Manager

Phone: 803/323-4682

Emily Wade, External Clients Manager, graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in History and Government in 2015 with a certification in Early American History, Material Culture, and Museum Studies from NIAHD (National Institute of American History and Democracy). She has worked in museum event and television production up and down the east coast, at institutions such as Colonial Williamsburg, the Met, the American Museum of Natural History, the Rubin, and the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling. 


Kelly Shelton, Administrative Assistant


Phone: 803/323-2300


Last Updated: 2/5/20