Furmans Shi wins business award
Furman's Shi wins business award
Posted Friday, February 7, 2003 - 7:06 pm
The president of Furman University recently has been named the Nelson Mullins
Business Person of the Year for 2002.
A primary goal of David Shi, who became Furman president in 1994, has been
strengthening ties between the university and the Greenville community.
"It was an incredible honor to be nominated. To be selected as the executive of
the year is in faӪct a testimonial to the many ways that Furman reaches out to
serve the larger community every day."
Shi, who writes a regular column for The Greenville News, said the "future
progress of Greenville and Furman are closely intertwined. And we are committed
to extending and enriching our network of collaborations."
He chairs the steering committee for Vision 2025, an effort by top business,
political and community leaders to draw a picture of Greenville's future. He
also is a member of the board of the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce,
the Commerce Club, the Urban League and the Metropolitan Arts Council.
The award was presented by Greenville Magazine.