CLEMSON, South Carolina – Robert J. Stanzione of Alpharetta joined the Clemson University Foundation board of directors for a four-year term beginning July 1.

Robert Stanzione

Robert Stanzione

Stanzione received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Clemson in 1969.

He is executive chairman and chairman of the board of directors at ARRIS. As executive chairman, he is responsible for charting the company’s direction in collaboration with its CEO. He served as ARRIS’s CEO until Sept. 1, 2016, growing the company from a niche telecom startup into a global leader of broadband and communications technology in a span of just more than 20 years.

He is a board member of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and is on The Cable Center board of directors. He was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2010 and is a member of the Class of 2016 Cable Hall of Fame. He serves as a trustee on the Committee for Economic Development in Washington, D.C.

At Clemson, he was a 2015 inductee into the Thomas Green Clemson Academy of Engineers and Scientists and a member of the Delta Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He and his wife, Kaye, have established the Sue Stanzione Distinguished Professorship for ClemsonLIFE at Clemson University.

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.