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Neely named director of Wofford Success Initiative

Wofford graduate to guide co-curricular program 

February 2, 2007

neelykmSPARTANBURG, S.C. – Kris Neely, a 2002 graduate of Wofford College, has been named director of the college’s Success Initiative, a projects-based scholarship supported co-curricular program.

The appointment was made by President Benjamin B. Dunlap.

Neely, currently assistant director of the program, succeeds Dr. James E. Proctor, who is relinquishing the directorship duties to devote his work full time as the new Reeves Family Professor of Finance.

Neely has worked for two years with the Success Initiative and for the Student Affairs; he now will relinquish his duties with Student Affairs.

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wofford and a past Presidential International Scholar.

“Kris Neely is the walking, breathing prototype of exactly what the Success Initiative hopes to nurture and produce – students who are extremely bright, very creative and prodigiously energetic,” Dunlap says.  “There is certain to be a dynamic synergy between him and those lucky enough to be in the program.  He will build on Jim Proctor’s design for SI and, no doubt, take its superb beginning to new heights of achievement.”

The Success Initiative is a projects based scholarship supported co-curricular program involving 60 students on campus.  Students commit their time to a variety of activities and initiatives designed to enhance their skills in problem solving, working in teams and communicating effectively by engaging in real life projects for both the non-profit and for-profit world.