Burton named director of career center and cooperative education at Clemson University
CLEMSON — Neil Burton has been named executive director of the Michelin Career Center and Cooperative Education Program at Clemson University.
Burton has been director of cooperative education at Clemson since 2008. That office is being combined with the Michelin Career Center.
“Combining these two offices will create a one-stop shop for both students and employers,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Gail DiSabatino. “It will enable us to unify our resources in order to expand internship and co-op experiences for students. Potential employers place a high value on internships and cooperative education, and I know Neil and his staff will work hard to help students take advantage of opportunities to gain that experience.”
Burton came to Clemson in 1992 and worked in student financial aid until 1998. He then moved into the position of assistant director of cooperative education. He has taught a variety of courses as an adjunct instructor in four of Clemson’s five colleges, as well as at Southern Wesleyan University and Webster University.
He is faculty adviser to the Clemson Tennis Club and to the Cooperative Student Fellowship.
Burton received a bachelor’s in journalism and mass communication from the University of South Carolina in 1989, a master’s in English from Clemson in 1991 and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Clemson in 2000.