2014: President Bill Clinton
The Riley Institute at Furman
An Evening with President Bill Clinton
7:00 p.m. April 8, 2014
Peace Center for the Performing Arts
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On Tuesday, April 8, President Bill Clinton delivered remarks in honor of former S.C. Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley and in support of the Riley Institute at Furman. The sold-out event centered on the importance of working together to improve people’s lives and well-being.
Expressing great affection for his former cabinet member, President Clinton offered praise for the Riley Institute’s work to solve problems and unleash potential by bringing together people who “don’t care about politics, they care about the purpose of developing the human potential of the people of South Carolina.”
Furman President Carl Kohrt was the evening’s host, and Secretary Dick Riley offered a warm introduction of his good friend, Bill Clinton.
Dick Riley, Furman alumnus and advisory board chair of the Riley Institute, served under President Clinton for eight years as U.S. Secretary of Education. Working together, he and President Clinton launched initiatives to raise academic standards, to improve education for the poor and disadvantaged, and to expand grants and loan programs to help more Americans go to college.