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Mike McConnell, U.S. Director of National Intelligence and Furman graduate

The Riley Institute Distinguished Speakers and Panelists of 2007-08 

  • Bobby Harrell¸ Speaker, S. C. House of Representatives, District 114- Charleston and Dorchester counties
  • Scott Henderson, Associate Professor of Education, Furman University
  • Hugh K. Leatherman, S. C. State Senator, District 31- Darlington and Florence counties
  • Joel Lourie, South Carolina Senator, District 22- Kershaw and Richland counties
  • Marjorie Margolies, Executive Director, Women’s Campaign International
  • John M. “Mike” McConnell, Director of National Intelligence
  • Ken Menkaus, Professor of Political Science, Davidson College
  • Brian Mulroney, 19th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Jim Rex, South Carolina Superintendent of Education
  • The Honorable Richard W. Riley, former U. S. Secretary of Education and former South Carolina
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  • Nigel Robertson, News Anchor, WYFF News of Greenville, South Carolina
  • John L.S. Simpkins, Assistant Professor and Director of Diversity Initiatives, Charleston School of Law
  • Molly Mitchell Spearman, Executive Director, South Carolina Association of School Administrators
  • Reverend Beth Templton, Executive Director, United Ministries
  • Knox White, Mayor, City of Greenville, South Carolina
  • Nancy Whitworth, Director of Economic and Community Development, City of Greenville, South Carolina

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