Rep. Dillard to Speak at Honors Convocation

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SUMTER, S.C. — Morris College is honored to announce that Rep. Chandra E. Dillard will speak at the college’s Fall Honors Convocation on Thursday, October 10 at 10 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium.

 Rep. Dillard has served in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 2009. She currently serves on the Agricultural Committee, the Ethics Committee and the Environmental Affairs Subcommittee.  

Dillard received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winthrop College and a master’s in public administration from Walden University. She has served as the director of community relations for Furman University since 2004.

She began her political career in 1999 as the first woman to represent her district on the Greenville City Council. Her background includes a vast degree of leadership—graduate of Leadership Greenville, Furman’s Riley Institute of Diversity Leaders Initiative and Leadership South Carolina. She has numerous awards and recognitions including being named Legislative Champion of the Year by SC Independent Colleges and Universities and Greenville magazine’s 50 Most Influential Leaders. In addition, she serves on several community boards including United Way of Greenville County and Community Works Carolina, to name a few.

Dillard said, “It’s an honor to be called upon to inspire and motivate Morris College’s best and brightest.  Additionally, I admire the work Morris College does to advance all their students by providing them a quality liberal arts education.”

The Fall Honors Convocation recognizes students who have attained a GPA of 3.0 or higher since the spring semester.