Furman University

Furman University

Furman University

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3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina, 29613, United States

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Founded in 1826, Furman is the oldest private university in South Carolina. The school is named for Richard Furman, a clergyman considered the most important Baptist leader before the Civil War. Furman was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, S.C., and became the first president of the Triennial Convention, the first national body of Baptists in America. The South Carolina Baptist Convention established Furman’s original campus in Edgefield, S.C., but over the next three decades, the campus changed locations three times before arriving in downtown Greenville, S.C., in 1851. Originally founded as a men’s academy and theological institute, the theological school broke away from Furman in 1858 to become the Southern Baptist Seminary. In 1924, Furman was named one of four collegiate beneficiaries of the Duke Endowment. The Duke Endowment grants sustained Furman through the Great Depression, helped the university coordinate with Greenville Woman’s College in the 1930s, and bolstered the university’s effort to pursue a new campus location. Furman broke ground on its current location north of its home city in 1953. The school would also become independent in 1992, breaking ties with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Today, Furman’s 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands and an 18-hole golf course. It’s not just the school’s beautiful location that makes Furman a great place to learn. Throughout the years, the university has worked to strengthen its residential campus community, rich student life, and rigorous academics.

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Executive Director, Health Education

Associate Professor & Executive Director, SHI Center for Sustainability

Chief Investment Officer

Chief Investment Officer

General Counsel

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, Professor of Economics

Chief Information Officer

Chief Diversity Officer

Chair, Humanities

Board of Trustees

President at Spectra Energy Capital LLC

Representative at Office of the Representative from Maryland's 6th District, David Trone

Partner at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Partner at McGuireWoods LLP

Founder at Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman LLP

Dean-Emeritus at University of California - Berkeley

President & Chief Executive Officer-Carpenter Technology Corporation at Carpenter Technology Corp.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Battelle Memorial Institute

Former Minister of Pastoral Care & Community Relations at First Baptist Church - Greenville, SC

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer & Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Distinguished Alumni
Douglas William Liptak is now Founding Partner at SignatureFD LLC
Lizanne Thomas is now Partner-in-Charge, Southern Region at Jones Day
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United Way of Greenville County, Inc. provides nurturing and leadership programs. It offers and supports for children for school readiness, high school graduation, and financial stability. The company is headquartered in Greenville, SC.

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