CLEMSON – James Russell Kingman of Clemson joined the Clemson University Foundation board of directors for a four-year term beginning July 1.

James Russell Kingman

James Russell Kingman

Kingman is the current president of J. R. Kingman Inc., a real estate investment and development company. He received a Bachelor of Science in horticulture from Clemson in 1972.

He created and capitalized Pacific Iron of America in California, which he ultimately sold to a national manufacturing producer of a similar product. Prior to that, while with Shell Chemical’s agriculture chemical division, Kingman was named Salesman of the Year and was promoted to a managerial position.

He has served with the Atlanta’s Men’s Shelter, Habitat for Humanity as a committee member, on the Clemson Athletics Master Plan Steering Committee, with the ONE Clemson Cabinet for Advancement and is a past member of the Children’s Garden board the South Carolina Botanical Garden.

The Clemson University Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized solely to promote the welfare and future development of Clemson University. It was chartered in 1933 to support the university’s educational and scientific goals. It is the responsibility of the board of directors to manage and disburse assets prudently within a policy that encourages the enhancement of the resources of the foundation.