CLEMSON – The Clemson Alumni Association has selected Chapin resident Jim Bull as one of its five new members to serve on its board of directors. His three-year term began July 1.

Jim Bull

Jim Bull

Bull is originally from Ballentine, South Carolina. He earned a B.A. from Clemson in political science in 1973 and a Master’s in education guidance from Clemson in 1974. For 29 years, he worked in School District Five of Lexington and Richland counties as an administrator in career and adult education. He was also employed with Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. and Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage. Bull is a lifetime member of and past council president at Bethel Lutheran Church in White Rock.

At Clemson University, Bull was in the Army ROTC, was a cheerleader and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He has since given back to Clemson as past president of the Lexington County Clemson Club board and the Second Century Society and served on the Clemson University Board of Visitors (2008-2016). He has supported IPTAY as a rep and a county co-chair. He has also supported the Clemson Alumni Association for decades and was recognized as the Frank B. Keller Volunteer of the Year in 2015.

Bull is married to Marilyn Blume Bull, a Clemson ’74 graduate, and they have two children, Jenny Bull Dean (CU ’00) and Melissa Bull Toole (’03), and three grandsons.

The alumni board has 24 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 association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at