Envision South Carolina is a statewide initiative where some of the state’s brightest innovators and thinkers share success stories and insightful perspectives aimed at motivating and engaging others to do the same. The goal of Envision South Carolina is to inspire the Palmetto State to become world class in technology, education and business, while simultaneously encouraging residents of all ages to “dream, learn, and share” ideas on www.EnvisionSC.org, with our media partners and with others around the world.


Dr. Lacy K. Ford Jr. - Committing to human capital is the only option

7:50 AM, Mar 27, 2013

Few people will ever truly understand the complicated and peculiar history of South Carolina the way that Dr. Lacy K. Ford Jr., does.

Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. - We have to believe that in South Carolina, we must excel

7:42 AM, Mar 27, 2013

Perhaps no other city in America is as intimately connected to its mayor as Charleston is to Mayor Joseph P. Riley.

Hayne Hipp: Our liabilities are the creations of our own minds

2:01 PM, Mar 18, 2013

Hayne Hipp has a vision for a greater South Carolina and it evolves around discovering and fostering the next generation of leaders around the state.

Charles Bolden: Don't Ever Be Afraid of Failure.

2:00 PM, Mar 18, 2013

Many people have "seen the world," but few have actually seen it from the vantage point NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has.

Brad Wyche: We have a treasure of natural resources in our state.

1:59 PM, Mar 18, 2013

There aren't many people who would leave a thriving, family-owned law practice to become a leading conservationist in their home state. But Brad Wyche is not most people.

Kerri Forrest: I think politicians and the media have lost sight of who they're here to serve. It's the people.

1:58 PM, Mar 18, 2013

As a two-time Emmy Award winning producer with NBC, Kerri Forrest traveled the world as part of the presidential press contingent during President Bush's administration.

Josephine Humphreys: I think it would be helpful if we stop thinking about the arts in school as play. It's not recess time.

1:58 PM, Mar 18, 2013

Josephine Humphreys loves this place. South Carolina, especially Charleston, has served as the backdrop for three of her four novels

Dr. Walter Edgar: We've got to invest in South Carolina. That's not a dirty word.

1:57 PM, Mar 18, 2013

Dr. Walter Edgar truly knows South Carolina. Though not a "native son," he has dedicated most of his life to the study of the state's rich and complex history.

Richard W. Riley: I would like to see South Carolina become a garden of diversity.

1:56 PM, Mar 18, 2013

Had Secretary Richard W. Riley heeded his father's advice and not ran for political office years ago, South Carolina's modern history may have been shaped in an entirely different manner.

Linda Ketner: I will always fight for the equality of all people on this planet and make sure they get a fair shake...

1:56 PM, Mar 18, 2013

Linda Ketner is an incredibly astute and passionate person and anyone fortunate enough to have a conversation with her will instantly realize, she is most passionate about people

Anita Zucker: A high school diploma is only the beginning of an individual's education.

1:55 PM, Mar 18, 2013

Anita Zucker is a woman of many faces. Recognized as one of the wealthiest people in the world

Ken Canty: I moved here not to build a bridge. I moved here because I wanted to BE in South Carolina.

1:54 PM, Mar 18, 2013

Ken Canty may have only lived in South Carolina for the past ten years, but his breath of knowledge and love for the state rivals that of any native.

Envision South Carolina Interviews


About Envision South Carolina
Envision South Carolina is a statewide initiative where some of the state’s brightest innovators and thinkers share success stories and insightful perspectives aimed at motivating and engaging others to do the same. The goal of Envision South Carolina is to inspire the Palmetto State to become world class in technology, education and business, while simultaneously encouraging residents of all ages to “dream, learn, and share” ideas on www.EnvisionSC.org, with our media partners and with others around the world.

About Phil Noble:
Phil Noble lives in Charleston and is president of a global technology firm. He has launched several innovative non-profit initiatives, including Envision SC which he co-founded with College of Charleston President, George Benson. phil@philnoble.com