With the September 2022 edition of the SCICU Newsletter we kick off a new feature: The SCICU Legislative Spotlight.
Every month we’ll learn more about a member of the General Assembly who attended a SCICU member institution or has a close relationship with one.
We are honored our first Spotlight is S.C. House Speaker Murrell Smith, who, as you’ll read, is a proud graduate of Wofford College.
Speaker Smith’s experience at Wofford set him on a path to professional success and public leadership. He will share with you in his own words how Wofford professors inspired his love history and interest in politics. He may not have realized it at the time but his work in the classroom and extracurricular activities were preparing him to run for S.C. House of Representatives and manage the challenges of elected office.
You might say that Speaker Smith’s path from his hometown of Sumter to the Statehouse passed through Wofford.
What I found fascinating was that, while a History major, it was an art history professor that encouraged his political engagement.
But don’t take my word for it, read the Legislative Spotlight and let Speaker Smith tell you himself.