Telling South Carolina’s civil rights story

UofSC alumna guides employer’s gift to Center for Civil Rights History and Research

Earlier this year, energy infrastructure company Williams donated $1.5 million to the university’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research. This request came from 2001 graduate Kelly Adams, managing director of state government and regulatory affairs for Williams.

She earned her undergraduate degree in exercise science from the Arnold School of Public Health and decided to follow her passion for public policy.

“I realized I could help more people through policy than direct service,” she says. “I was interested in working with children and families, anything that helped ‘the least of these,’ people who needed a hand up or a level playing field.

At Williams, she oversees a staff and team of lobbyists and monitors legislative and regulation activity around the country. 

Read the full story, written by Megan Sexton, on the university website.

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