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An educator champions ‘the link’

Last updated June 17, 2021

By Sarita Chourey

Mary Seawell Metz ’58 has served as a professor, president and trustee at colleges from one coast to another, affording her an appreciation of university life that few enjoy.

Among the most critical operations, she says, is faculty development. Metz has committed $1 million to endow the director position of Furman’s Faculty Development Center.

“I always thought that being outstanding in the classroom was at the heart of the university,” she says, “and that developing an excellent teaching faculty is really important.”

Read more in the spring 2021 issue of Furman magazine.

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