CLEMSON — The Clemson Alumni Association board of directors has elected four new members:

  • Gary E. Clary of Central, Class of 1970, a retired circuit judge and certified mediator and arbitrator will serve a two-year term. An IPTAY representative emeritus, he has served as a member of the Alumni Association National Council and is a past president of the Cherokee County Clemson Club and now a member of the Fort Hill Clemson Club.
  • Mike Dowling of Greenville, Class of 1993, chief financial officer of Southern First Bancshares will serve at three-year term. He served on the Student Alumni Council and is a past-president of the Clemson University Young Alumni Council. He has also served as an Alumni National Council Representative and Board of Visitors representative.
  • Patsy Siebert DuPre of Hendersonville, N.C., Class of 1980, a retired independent contractor, will serve a three-year term. While living in Washington, D.C., DuPre served as a scheduling volunteer for former First Lady Laura Bush. She is a past board member of the Washington-Baltimore Clemson Club and has provided financial support for the President’s Leadership Circle.
  • Heather Simmons Jones of Columbia, Class of 1997 and 2012, the founder and CEO of Opus 3, a firm specializing in economic development, human resources and labor relations based in Columbia, was re-elected to a two-year term. She was a charter member and officer for both the Coosawhatchie and Anderson Area Clemson clubs and is a board member of the Columbia Clemson Club.

The alumni board has 23 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the Clemson Alumni Association, financial audit and review, creation of governing policies and strategic planning.

— By Molly Collins