Shirley Means Greene
A Salute to Shirley Means Greene for Outstanding Leadership and Community Service
During a special ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, February 26, the Fairfield County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (FCDSNB) of Winnsboro, S.C., dedicated its new facilities to Johnson C. Smith University alumna, Shirley Means Greene (’69). Greene, chair of the FCDSNB board of directors and chair of the Capital Campaign Committee, spearheaded the campaign, raising over $1.1 million to build the new FCDSNB day and residential treatment facilities. The FCDSNB, a quasi-government agency, provides services for persons meeting the eligibility criteria for the Mental Retardation Division or the Autism Division of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. During the building dedication, Greene encouraged everyone to embrace a child.
She shared that “someone took an interest in me and helped me to become the lady I am today. So I encourage all to do the same.” Greene is very involved in the Fairfield County community, noting that her “family has been part of the community for over 150 years, and that she has a deep commitment to the people of Fairfield County.” Other notable alumni of Fairfield County include Dr. Henry L. McCrorey, Class of 1893 and Dr. Hardy Liston, Class of 1911.
Greene is married to JCSU alumnus, James “Bull” Greene (’67). Both Shirley and her husband are JCSU class agents, and have heartily pledged their ongoing support of Dear Ol’ JCSU.