Clemson Daybook

October 25-26, 2016

Monday-Wednesday Event

Female leaders from across the country will gather at Clemson for the American Council on Education Regional Leadership Forum. The forum provides leadership training for women in mid-level administrative positions who have the potential to advance in higher education administration. For information, contact Denise Anderson (, 864-656-5679).

Tuesday Events

There will be a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. to mark the official opening of One Research Drive at CU-ICAR in Greenville. The 83,500-square-foot building was designed to accommodate the growing footprint of companies and professional jobs in the Upstate. Already, JTEKT North America Corporation, a leader in automotive and industrial product solutions, has chosen the building for its North American headquarters. For more information, contact Fred Cartwright (, 864-283-7102).

Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, will speak at the George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture at 2 p.m. in Tillman Hall auditorium. Jarvis and acclaimed author and environmentalist Terry Tempest Williams will discuss issues facing national parks and a vision for the future. For information, contact Bob Powell (, 864-656-0787) or Michael Staton (, 864-933-0334).

Wednesday Event

Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield will be the guest speaker at The President’s Forum on Inclusive Excellence at 12:30 p.m. at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. This is planned to be a twice-yearly forum with corporate executives and higher education leaders who have track records of building successful, inclusive organizations. For information, contact Lee Gill (, 864-656-4238).

Story Sources

Last week, President Obama announced that America’s high school graduation rate has reached a record new high of 83.2 percent. While this increase reflects important progress on this complex issue, work is still needed to ensure that students graduate and are prepared for college and careers. October is National Dropout Prevention Month, and Clemson’s National Dropout Prevention Center can speak to this issue based on 30 years of research and practice supporting schools, districts and states. For more information, contact Sandy Addis (, 864-656-0957), or hear Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney speak about National Dropout Prevention Month.

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