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 provides oversight and guidance to the institution’s administrative leaders. With 36 members and 8 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.
Private Liberal Arts College
in South Carolina
An accomplished and seasoned leader, Elizabeth Davis is Furman's 12th President.
The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all areas of faculty and academic support.
The Furman University Board of Trustees provides leadership and guidance to the university.
Furman's administrative operations are managed under the leadership of twelve senior administrators.