Michael Weyman named deputy director for state Regulatory Services
CLEMSON — Michael Weyman has been named deputy director of Clemson University’s Regulatory Services unit, a state agency charged with safeguarding the health of South Carolina’s crops, forests and landscape plants.
Weyman has worked for the Department of Pesticide Regulation since 1998 and was its assistant chairman since 2011.
“Mike understands all the aspects of our programs and the challenges we face,” said Regulatory Services director Steve Cole. “I’m certain he will be very successful in helping us become more efficient and consistent with our programs and maintaining our reputation as a national leader in plant regulatory programs.”
Weyman assumes administrative responsibility for the agency’s field operations, which include inspections of plant nurseries, pesticide and fertilizer sales. He also will provide administrative oversight and support.
Clemson’s Regulatory Services unit includes four departments:
- Plant Industry manages nursery inspections, surveys and eradication of invasive plant and pest species, fertilizer and lime regulations, and seed and organic certification.
- Pesticide Regulation is responsible for licensing pest management professionals and pesticide applicators, analyzing and registering pesticide products, and investigating cases of pesticide misuse.
- The Plant Problem Clinic identifies plant diseases, insect pests and weeds for regulatory action, as well as for the public in collaboration with Clemson Extension agents.
- Homeland Security protects the state’s agricultural and food crops against agroterrorism or other catastrophic events.
Weyman joined Clemson in 1998 as an entomologist, having previously managed a commercial pesticide application business. He has been an instructor at Clemson’s Master Termite Technician School since 1999 and a lecturer in Clemson’s entomology department and an adjunct professor in horticulture at Tri County Technical College.
Weyman holds an undergraduate degree in environmental science and a doctorate in educational leadership. He also is an academic honor graduate of Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (1994) and South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (2000).