Janurary 15, 2003 - Grantham University today named Roy Winter as president to lead the institution's rapid expansion. Grantham celebrates its 52nd anniversary this year and expects to surpass 10,000 enrollments by the end of 2003. Winter was selected following a nationwide search.
"We believe Roy's successful experience managing the quick growth of large postsecondary institutions for McGraw Hill and Harcourt, combined with his enthusiasm for working in a technology-based entrepreneurial organization make him an excellent choice for this position," said Thomas M. Macon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to his operational responsibilities, we expect Roy to become an integral part of our strategic planning team as we look forward to carefully managing our rapid development."
"I am pleased to be named to this position," Winter said, "and look forward to building Grantham's capabilities to make university degree programs accessible to more working adults." Winter comes to Grantham from the California College for Health Sciences (CCHS) where he served as president for more than five years. During his tenure with CCHS, an accredited online institution specializing in allied health and business degree programs, Winter oversaw substantial growth and development of both educational and business functions.
Winter graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fairmont State College in West Virginia and earned an MBA from West Virginia University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended college on the G.I. Bill.
Winter's prior experience encompasses 20 years of management and senior executive positions with McGraw Hill Continuing Education Center/NRI Schools in Washington, D.C.
In its 52nd year, Grantham University has educated technology and engineering students in different parts of the world and has added a degree program in business administration.