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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Riley Fellows in the News: October 20, 2021

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

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Riley Fellows in the News: October 1, 2021

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

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News Release: Three Public Education Programs Named Finalists for WhatWorksSC Award

Bridges to a Brighter Future, Charleston Promise Neighborhood, and Reading Partners South Carolina have been named finalists for the 11th annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award.

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