Skip to main content
News

Silver named director of Bridges to a Brighter Future

Carolyn (Carrie) Silver is the new director of Bridges to a Brighter Future

Carolyn Silver has been named director of Furman’s college access and success program, Bridges to a Brighter Future. Her appointment begins March 1.

Silver brings more than a decade of experience in higher education and nonprofit management to the role. After starting her career in corporate communications in Greenville, she transitioned to Clemson University, serving as a writer/editor for University Advancement and Student Affairs.

She also served as faculty at Clemson, teaching undergraduate communications and graduate student affairs, and at Tri-County Tech teaching English and writing. She was most

Carolyn Silver

recently employed by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to design and manage a professional internship program available to the campus’s 23,000 undergraduates. Her work at UNCC also included career counseling, teaching writing, and revamping the University Honors College first-year curriculum.

After earning her Ph.D. at Clemson University in 2011, Silver worked with community leaders in Spartanburg to create a 501(c)(3) to increase educational attainment across the county. During that time she led efforts to raise $1 million, create connections among county public high schools and colleges, and institute the first annual Spartanburg College Fair.

Throughout her career, Silver has remained active with leadership programs and student service organizations. She regularly presents and publishes her research on collegiate academic success and career preparedness.

Silver holds a bachelor’s in communications from James Madison University, a master’s in professional communications from Clemson, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Clemson.

For more information, contact Brad Bechtold, executive director, Furman University Continuing Education, 864-294-3136, or brad.bechtold@furman.edu. Learn more about Bridges to a Brighter Future.

Last updated .

More in Public Engagement

Making a difference in Africa

Furman alum and Hall of Fame golfer Betsy King '77 gives both her time and money to bringing fresh water to Africa.

Partners for a healthier Greenville

The South Carolina Medical Legal Partnership connects Furman University, the Greenville Health System and South Carolina Legal Services in efforts to improve health outcomes in Greenville.

Live close to the gym

A study by professor Julian Reed is cited in a Wall Street Journal article about how geography might be affecting your workout schedule.

High Noon: Shi to speak on history of race relations in U.S. March 29

Historian and former Furman president David Shi will provide an overview of the vexing and volatile history of race in the American experience.