Meinhold Named Vice President of Institutional Advancement

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Jan. 9, 2013 – Patricia “Tricia” Meinhold has accepted an appointment as vice president of institutional advancement.

“With 20 years of experience in building, managing and leading strong non-profit organizations – most recently as the district vice president of operations for YMCA of Kansas City, Kan. – Tricia clearly brings an ideal assortment of skills and fundraising ability to the table,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt.

Originally from Germany, Meinhold has a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications, both from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.

“It is with great pleasure that I look forward to joining Coker College,” said Meinhold. “I am eager to work with the exceptional people that represent coker to advance the mission of the institution.”

“As we welcome Tricia to our team, it is important that I express my personal appreciation for the selfless and capable leadership of Charles Sullivan, who has held the position during this interim,” said Wyatt.  “By all accounts and any measure, the department’s operation under Charles’ care has flourished.  We are honored that he will continue to serve the college as co-chair of our upcoming campaign and as a member of our Board of Trustees.”

The vice president for institutional advancement serves as the chief development officer for the college and is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of all development and alumni programs.

Meinhold replaces Tom Giffin, who vacated the position when he moved away from the area in early 2012.

Meinhold, and her husband, Ross, live in Hartsville.  They have two adult children, a son, Ricky Meinhold, who lives in Hartsville, and a daughter, Christel Meinhold, who lives in Kansas.



Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.


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