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  • Don Fowler in the oval office with Bill Clinton

Tribute to Donald L. Fowler, Ph.D.

Please join us for a virtual celebration of Don Fowler’s life and legacy. 

Friday, April 16 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT

Register below.

Don Fowler

Donald Fowler was a beloved professor and political leader.

He taught at the University of South Carolina for nearly 50 years while also serving the Democratic Party at the state and national level. He was a champion for bipartisanship, democracy and civil dialogue; winning the respect and admiration of students and politicians from all sides of politics. 
He died on December 15, 2020 at the age of 85. 


The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting this virtual tribute with his friends, colleagues, and family. 
Speakers include: 

  • Joel Samuels, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Kirk Randazzo, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Political Science
  • Jaime Harrison, Chair, Democratic National Committee
  • David Beasley, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
  • Donnie Fowler, J.D.,  Son of Don Fowler
  • Jim Lane, Ph.D., founding donor of the Donald L. Fowler Endowment Fund  
  • Todd Shaw, Ph.D.,  Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 

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