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Claflin University

Thank you

for your support of the Legacy of Visionary Leadership Gala

From left: President Tisdale is presented a $250,000 gift from Board
of Trustees Chairman James Lehman, Trustee Calvin Elam, and other
members of the Board of Trustees to support the Henry N. and
Alice Carson Tisdale Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The First Family (from left): Brandon Keith Tisdale, Dr. Danica
Camille Tisdale Fisher, President Henry N. Tisdale, First Lady Alice
Carson Tisdale, Dr. Damany Fisher, and grandchildren,
Anansa Fisher and Asa Fisher.

From left: City of Columbia Mayor, The Honorable Stephen K. Benjamin,
presents President Henry N. Tisdale with a citation proclaiming
April 1 as Dr. Henry N. Tisdale Day.

From left: President Henry N. Tisdale, Betty Farr, community
philanthropist, and The Honorable Richard “Dick” Riley, former
South Carolina governor and U.S. Secretary of Education
under President Bill Clinton.

With your help, We raised more than $250,000 for the
henry n. and alice carson tisdale endoWed scholarship fund.
The Claflin University Board of Trustees made a wise decision in April 1994. That’s
when the governing body announced that Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, an alumnus, was its
choice to lead the University on July 1 of that year. Tisdale and his wife, Alice Carson
Tisdale, formed an awesome leadership team that catapulted the University to national
prominence in higher education. After 25 years, their exceptional leadership has been
one of phenomenal transformation for the University. With a committed interest in
the future of the University, Tisdale’s vision for his alma mater was articulated soon
after he became the eighth president of the first historically black college or university
in South Carolina. He wanted Claflin to become recognized as “a premier private
liberal arts institution in the Southeast Region, an institution of the highest quality that
demonstrates its commitment to excellence in carrying out her mission by being and
doing the best she can with what she has and by continuously striving to get better.”

400 Magnolia Street | Orangeburg, SC 29115 | 1-800-922-1276
www.claflin.edu

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