Midlands People & Achievements: Richard W. Riley

October 9, 2013 

Former SC Governor Richard Riley

Former SC Gov. Richard W. Riley has been selected to receive the 2013 Global Vision Award from the Columbia World Affairs Council. Riley served as governor from 1979-1987, during which time he established the Education Improvement Act, the Employment Revitalization Act and The S.C. Research Authority. He also was instrumental in passing a constitutional amendment to create a state reserve fund. Riley served as the U.S. secretary of education from 1993-2001. The award recognizes his impact on the state, as well as his efforts to project the state globally.

Rebekah Friedman

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