For more than 20 years, Dr. Doyle Boggs has led a group of Wofford College students to the State House to take part in Independent College and University Day. In the course of organizing these yearly advocacy trips, Doyle has become a valuable adviser to the SCICU staff. His political acumen and organizational skills have helped shape the annual grassroots lobbying event in support of Tuition Grants. He has improved the quality of the program by enlisting the Wofford College staff photographer, Mark Olencki, to document the day’s events.
This year is the last year that Doyle will make the trip in his current position as associate vice president for marketing and communications. In a brief ceremony on the steps of the capitol, Doyle’s accomplishments and contributions were honored and recognized by over 100 students and staff who participated in this year’s activities. Doyle’s return trips to this annual event will be as the adviser emeritus to SCICU’s State House Day. SCICU President & CEO Mike LeFever told the group that “Doyle Boggs is a passionate advocate for students and for Tuition Grants who has worked tirelessly for the funding of this valuable program.”
Doyle will retire from Wofford College later this year after 32 years of service. A Wofford alumnus, Doyle received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of South Carolina. Doyle is active with the Hub City Writers Project and a past president of the Spartanburg County Historical Society and the South Carolina Confederation of Historical Societies. He served as editor-in-chief of Wofford: Shining and Untarnished, 1854-2004, a pictorial history celebrating the college’s sesquicentennial celebration.
Doyle and his wife Sara Neil will enjoy their retirement in Spartanburg and additional time with their 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.