Elizabeth Davis became Furman University’s 12th President on July 1, 2014. Under her leadership, the university has instituted The Furman Advantage, a distinctive vision for higher education that combines learning with immersive experiences outside the classroom, creating a personalized pathway that prepares students for lives of purpose, successful careers and community benefit. The groundbreaking effort, which has received more than $52.5 million in support from The Duke Endowment, was launched in October 2016.
The President’s Report provides a detailed look into the university’s admissions, athletics, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, community impact, development, and its signature approach to education, The Furman Advantage.
Our Shared Promise
It is both our commitment and our potential. It is our expansive belief that each of us can do something that matters in the world. It is a culture that forms a consistent theme in the work happening across Furman University and in the profound contributions that our graduates make in the world.Read the 2023 report
Finding your life’s purpose – your true, authentic calling – does not happen alone. It takes a community, a feeling that you belong, the space and opportunity to explore, and the guidance of mentors who encourage deep reflection.Read the 2022 report
Begin with Belonging
Now more than ever, how we treat each other and care for our communities must be guided and driven by our values.Read the 2021 report
The ability to bounce back, to weather stress and to be better for it – at Furman, resilience means all of these things.Read the 2020 report
Reflecting on Our Calling
Reflection powers The Furman Advantage, and it drives the change, growth and understanding that our students experience in their four years at Furman.Read the 2019 report
Elizabeth Davis became Furman University’s 12th President on July 1, 2014.
The President's Home
Constructed in 1957, White Oaks serves as home to the president and was bequeathed to Furman in 1992 by Homozel Mickel Daniel.
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