In their first meeting of the academic year, Clemson University trustees Friday heard a progress report on the school’s new ClemsonForward strategic plan, got a positive snapshot of this year’s outstanding freshman class and acted to establish some new academic programs.
Clemson University’s 10-year capital campaign, “The Will to Lead,” has surpassed its billion-dollar goal with a total of $1,062,528,346 as of June 30. Clemson President James P. Clements declared it the most successful capital campaign in the university’s history and the largest goal ever achieved by a public university with an alumni base less than 150,000.
Clemson University trustees approved the school’s budget of $1,090,752 for the 2016-17 fiscal year as they convened on campus for their quarterly meetings.
Clemson University trustees Thursday set tuition and fee increases for the 2016-17 academic year, including 3.14 percent, or $218, increase per semester, for undergraduate students from South Carolina and a 4.27 percent, or $700, increase per semester, for undergraduate students from out of state.
At age 21, Clemson University student Samuel J. Cadden of Richmond, Viriginia, already had a goal to one day have a building on campus named for him. His parents, Ken and Mary Cadden, are making that wish a reality with a $1.5 million gift to establish a chapel on campus in honor of their son, who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident last summer.
Clemson University President James P. Clements, a three-time alumnus of University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC), joined Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust as guest speakers for the Maryland school’s 2016 commencement ceremonies. The two presidents received honorary degrees.
Clemson University honored thousands of graduates and GE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey R. Immelt in commencement ceremonies May 7. More than 2,625 bachelor’s, 550 master’s and 85 Ph.D. degrees were awarded.
Clemson University is recognizing two alumni — President Emeritus James Barker and businessman James E. Bostic Jr . — with its highest public honor, the Clemson Medallion.
Clemson trustees commemorated university history and took action on educational and financial matters that will benefit campus constituents now and in the future in their quarterly meetings this week.
Businessman and Clemson University trustee Mark Richardson and his wife, Kathryn, have given $1 million for a scholarship fund to help ensure that all Emerging Scholars students accepted into Clemson University can attend the school with financial aid.
Clemson alumnus Brian J. O’Rourke of Greenville has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Clemson University and will serve on the executive leadership team reporting to President James P. Clements.
Clemson University trustees heard positive reports on admissions, capital projects, academic restructuring, athletics and communicating the school’s history during their quarterly meetings on campus this week.
An innovative South Carolina-based telecommunications company is partnering with Clemson University’s new Watt Family Innovation Center to transform student lives and campus academics. Comporium, Inc. has pledged $3 million in financial support and in-kind products and services to the Watt Center and will be a Founding Innovation Partner in the new facility that fosters collaborative research activities, product use and demonstration and philanthropic support.
With the South Carolina presidential primary elections just three months away, about half the state’s voters in both parties say they are following the news about the race, but still are undecided about whom they will support, according to a new Clemson University Palmetto Poll.
Educators will share successful rural drop-out prevention strategies in a free webinar 1-2:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 23 online.