Chester Resident Elected to At-large Seat on Winthrop Board of Trustees

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Sandra Stroman `73, `76 of Chester, South Carolina, joined the Winthrop University Board of Trustees this fall.

Elected by the South Carolina General Assembly for an at-large seat, she will serve a six-year term. She replaced Sue Smith-Rex, a Winthrop emerita professor of education.

Retired from the Chester school district, Stroman taught special education and social studies for 25 years and is National Board certified in special education and learning disabilities. She resigned from the local school board to take her Winthrop seat.

A past chair of the Chester County Republican Party, Stroman traveled as a state delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. She also is a member of the Lion’s Club and First Baptist Church.

She holds a communications undergraduate degree and a special education graduate degree, both from Winthrop.

Her husband, Jim Stroman `81, is a member of the S.C. Department of Education’s State School Board. The couple has three children and four grandchildren.