The Riley Institute

Named for two-time South Carolina governor and former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley, Furman University’s Richard W. Riley Institute advances social and economic progress in South Carolina and beyond by building leadership for a diverse society, hosting expert speakers to broaden perspectives on critical issues, supporting public education, and creating knowledge through community solutions-focused research.

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News Release: Riley Institute Announces 2021-22 Afterschool Policy Fellows

The White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship is equipping 19 newly-selected leaders in the field of afterschool and expanded learning with a real-world understanding of policymaking.

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Riley Fellows in the News: September 8, 2021

Read the latest updates about Riley Fellows career changes, board and commission appointments, professional honors, and more.

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Current: New initiative brings together pubmedia leaders to focus on DEI efforts

Current, a national news outlet for public media professionals, highlighted the Public Media Diversity Leaders Initiative in an online article published on August 30.

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