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Richardson ’12 subject of NACUBO ‘success story’

Alyssa Richardson (left) in 2016 with Hon. Margaret B. Seymour (right) U.S. District Court of South Carolina. Photo: Sean Rayford, Columbia.

Last updated January 17, 2024

By Tina Underwood

Furman University alumna Alyssa Richardson ’12 is featured in a publication for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). A column about the value of higher education describes Richardson’s Furman experiences, which influenced her decision to attend Harvard Law School where she earned her J.D. in 2015. Richardson, a political science and economics alumna who had close ties with The Riley Institute at Furman before and during her undergraduate years, clerked for Judge Margaret B. Seymour of the U.S. District Court of South Carolina, served as assistant U.S. attorney in South Carolina, was deputy chief of staff for Sen. Tim Scott, and is now CEO of Develop South Carolina, a real estate development and consulting firm focused on attainable housing in South Carolina. She was recently named to the 2025 class of the Liberty Fellowship.

To view the spotlight, visit NACUBO’s Success Stories then navigate to “Presenting Opportunities to Lead” to access a one-page pdf file.

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