Laurinburg is UKNIGHTED against COVID19

Written by James Upchurch


St. Andrews administration and staff members have met with Laurinburg community leaders. Attendees met over lunch and discussed the importance of strengthening relationships between the community and university during this time of uncertainty with the nation-wide pandemic of COVID-19. It was also the first opportunity for the introduction of St. Andrews’ new Campus Vice-President of Institutional Advancement, Stanton Cadow.

“As someone new to the community, it was a pleasure to meet with these key community leaders and to extend every courtesy and explore every opportunity to build greater partnerships that benefit Laurinburg and greater Scotland County,” said Cadow.

In attendance were: Chris English, Executive Director of the Laurinburg Scotland County Chamber; Cory Hughes, Executive Director of the Scotland County Tourism Development Authority; Coy Moody, Executive Director of the United Way of Scotland County; Dr. Ellen Bernhardt, Interim President at St. Andrews; Dr. Tim Verhey, Dean of Students at St. Andrews; Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez, Assistant Dean of Students at St. Andrews; Alex Varisco, Director of Alumni Relations at St. Andrews; and Stanton Cadow, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at St. Andrews.

The Chamber hosted the meeting providing appropriate space for social distancing during the meal. Chamber Executive Director Chris English said, “As a Scotland County native I realize the importance of this institution to our area, and I appreciate the leadership of St. Andrews and their efforts in becoming more involved in the community and building stronger relationships.”