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Dr. David E. Rivers, Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, Director of Public Information and Community Outreach, and 1974 National Urban Fellows graduate, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Urban Fellows (NUF) at its recent meeting.

Dr. Rivers has a long and distinguished record of community service in both government and academic settings.  Since 1995, he has served the Medical University of South Carolina in a variety of capacities, promoting productive partnerships between and among academic institutions, government agencies, elected officials, business and industry, faith-based groups and community activists.

Of his election as Chairman of the NUF Board, Rivers said,  “I look forward to serving with my fellow Board members in helping the National Urban Fellows continue to provide leadership on many of the most pressing issues of our time, including education, poverty, diversity, community health and many others.  We must continue to find new and better ways to improve the quality of life in cities and towns across the nation.”