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Steve Riggs

Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram


Having been a student when the campus was less than 10 years old, it’s been incredible to witness firsthand the transformation that has taken place since then to get us to the 50th Anniversary.

What role has UWF played in your success?

I’m the co-founder of the 20th largest CPA firm in the U.S., with 1,800 employees and partners across nine states. This started for me with an accounting degree from UWF.

Why is it important to you to be involved in the University today?

I had the honor and privilege of financially bearing the burden of putting myself through college, so I know firsthand the impact of scholarships on a student’s education. The University Foundation is what makes a quality education possible for students like me, and it was important to me to give back by serving on the Board of Directors. I have the means to contribute to the University annually and also strongly encourage others to do so.

What advice would you give to current students on how to be successful?

Success is not measured in money and fame. I always say, “You’re here, you’re healthy, you’ve got a brain. Feed your brain, make the most of your education, and work, and good things will happen to you.”

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