Claflin University President, First Lady Honored with Resolution

Updated: 4/9/2014 12:12 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

For Immediate Release

April 8, 2014

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President and Mrs. Tisdale Honored for

20 Years of Service to Claflin University and Beyond

Pictured are, from left, Orangeburg Mayor and Claflin University alumnus Michael Butler, state Sen. John Matthews of Orangeburg, Claflin First Lady Alice Carson Tisdale, Claflin President Dr. Henry N. Tisdale and state Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg. The Tisdales were honored on Tuesday with a resolution from the S.C. Senate and House of Representatives for their 20 years of visionary leadership and service at the University and beyond.

Pictured are, from left, Orangeburg Mayor and Claflin University alumnus Michael Butler, state Sen. John Matthews of Orangeburg, Claflin First Lady Alice Carson Tisdale, Claflin President Dr. Henry N. Tisdale and state Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg. The Tisdales were honored on Tuesday with a resolution from the S.C. Senate and House of Representatives for their 20 years of visionary leadership and service at the University and beyond.

Orangeburg, S.C. – Claflin University President Dr. Henry N. Tisdale and his wife, First Lady Alice Carson Tisdale, know what it takes make a difference. Under their visionary and transformative leadership in higher education for the last 20 years, Claflin is now recognized as one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions.

For their contributions to Claflin University, the state and the surrounding communities, the Tisdales were honored with a resolution from the South Carolina General Assembly on Tuesday, April 8, at the State House in Columbia. The resolution was sponsored by state Sen. John W. Matthews Jr. of Orangeburg.

“I think people who make contributions to our community ought to be recognized, and clearly, when you look at his service to the Orangeburg community, Dr. Tisdale has made a difference,” Sen. Matthews said. “A lot of people don’t make a difference, but he and his wife have made a difference in the community.”

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