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David E. Rivers, MA
Department of Library Science and Informatics

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David E. Rivers is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Public Information and Community Outreach at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has served the University in a number of capacities since January 1995.

During the past thirty-five years, he has held senior-level positions in the City of Atlanta government, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Georgia State University, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Energy and the District of Columbia Government.

Dr. Rivers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Affairs from Georgia State University and his Master of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Administration from Georgia State University, where he has completed course work for the Ph.D. in Political Science. He is also a graduate of the National Urban Fellows Program in Public Administration from Yale University. He is a graduate of the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Program at Furman University and recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Allen University.

Dr. Rivers serves as Chairman of the James E. Clyburn Research and Scholarship Foundation. He is also President of the Jonathan Green Foundation. He is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, and the 100 Black Men of Charleston, SC. Dr. Rivers is a Board Member of the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, SC; National Urban Fellows in New York, NY; the Alliance for Digital Equality in Atlanta, GA; the Congressional Black Caucas Institute 21st Century Council Executive Committee; Rural Mission, Inc.; Advisory Board Member of Charleston First Reliance Bank; the Art Form and Theater Concepts, Inc.; the Trident Urban League; the National Caucas and Center for Black Aged, Inc.; the Charleston Enterprise Community Health Center; and the National Brownfields Association of South Carolina - Executive Committee. He has also served as a Board Member of the Community Foundation and the Charleston Regional Development Alliance. In addition, he was elected city wide to serve as a Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Charleston in 2003 and was re-elected in September of 2009 unopposed, where he serves as Vice Chairman.



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