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: First-ever class graduates from Public Media Diversity Leaders Initiative

The national program explores opportunities and challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the public media sector.

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Riley Fellows in the News: July 22, 2021

See what graduates of our Diversity Leaders Initiative have been up to lately and join us in congratulating them on their achievements.

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Riley Fellows in the News: June 16, 2021

See what graduates of our Diversity Leaders Initiative have been up to lately and join us in congratulating them on their achievements.

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