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.
OneSouthCarolina Legislative and Civic Leadership Awards
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The Northside Initiative is an ongoing, comprehensive, “inside-out” transformation of a neighborhood in Spartanburg long beset by poverty’s challenges and is committed to increasing wellbeing and opportunity for existing and new residents.Continue Reading >
Senator Thomas Alexander, community health leader Roland Gardner to receive Riley Institute leadership awards
The Riley Institute has announced that Senator Thomas Alexander (R-Oconee/Pickens) will receive the 2022 OneSouthCarolina Legislative Leadership Award. Roland Gardner, CEO of Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services (BJHCHS), will receive the Civic Leadership Award.Continue Reading >