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Furman University is a private liberal arts college accredited to award bachelor's, master's and education specialist degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It is governed by the Board of Trustees, which provide oversight and guidance to the institution's administrative leaders. With 34 members and 10 trustees emeriti, the board is responsible for reviewing the long-term strategies, operations and performance of the University.

Overseen by the board, Furman is led by President Elizabeth Davis. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost George C. Shields, four academic deans and seven senior administrators manage Furman's academic and administrative departments.


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Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

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