The Clemson University Foundation board of directors elected five new board members and appointed a new chair and vice chair.
Kirin Khan of Central, a graduate of Clemson University’s biochemistry and genetics programs, has been awarded the 2016 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship by Phi Kappi Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society.
Charles Tegen, Clemson University’s associate vice president for finance, was awarded the 2016 Professional Development Award for his notable and extensive contributions to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
Clemson University has named Richard Ritzman of Memphis director of financial aid. He will begin work Aug. 8, succeeding Chuck Knepfle, who served as director since 2010 and now is associate vice president for enrollment management.
A communications executive with more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, industry and higher education has been named Clemson University’s first vice president of university relations. Mark Land, associate vice president of public affairs at Indiana University, will lead Clemson’s external and internal communications, direct the university’s creative and marketing services, and serve as university spokesman. He will begin his tenure Aug. 22.
Clemson University President James P. Clements was named chair of the Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents for the 2016-17 academic year.
Clemson University psychology professor James McCubbin was installed as president of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Saturday at its annual meeting in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
David Fleming has been named associate dean of Clemson University’s Graduate School.
Clemson University’s Rutland Institute for Ethics has opened nominations for its annual James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates a special individual’s actions that exemplify integrity and, in a continuing and constructive way, encourage commitment to ethical conduct and the value of integrity.
Sarah Winslow, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, has been appointed director of Clemson’s premier undergraduate scholarship program, the National Scholars Program.
Jennifer Wilson, a Clemson University graduate from Charlotte, has been honored for her service to others.
David Eitle has been named chair of the Clemson University department of sociology and anthropology in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences.
Clemson English professors David Blakesley and Victor J. Vitanza have been named Fellows of the Rhetoric Society of America. Blakesley also has received the organization’s 2016 George E. Yoos Distinguished Service Award.
Bryan Denham has been named chair of the Clemson University department of communication. Denham has transitioned into this role after being named interim department chair in June 2015.
Clemson University’s efforts to attract top talent and enhance diversity are paying off threefold, as the department of bioengineering prepares to welcome a new assistant professor to the faculty and two postdoctoral researchers remain on track to join next year.