CLEMSON — Clemson University President James P. Clements today announced promotions for two senior university leaders to reflect their current responsibilities and in recognition of the recent growth in the scope of their roles.

Brett Dalton

Brett Dalton

Brett Dalton has been named executive vice president for finance and operations, and Angie Leidinger has been promoted to vice president for external affairs. Both promotions are effective immediately.

Dalton, a two-time Clemson graduate who has worked at the university since 1991, has served as vice president for finance and operations since 2007. Leidinger, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Clemson, joined the university as executive director of governmental affairs in 2002 and assumed additional duties as executive secretary to the Clemson board of trustees in 2008. Both are members of the university’s Executive Leadership Team, which reports to Clements.

“Brett and Angie are both outstanding members of my leadership team whose portfolios have grown over time,” Clements said. “Their promotions reflect the vitally important roles each play at the university as we continue to build the executive team that will help guide Clemson over the next decade or more.”

Dalton, a Sunset, South Carolina native, serves as the university’s chief financial officer and also heads Clemson’s facilities and capital projects operations. In those roles, he is responsible for leading the work on Clemson’s long-range financial and facilities planning, as well as overseeing a number of operational activities, including human resources, procurement, accounting and financial operations. He also is heavily involved in the university’s strategic planning work.

Angie Leidinger

Angie Leidinger

Leidinger has primary responsibility for directing Clemson’s government relations activity at both the state and federal levels. In her new role, she will take on additional responsibilities related to coordinating Clemson’s work with industry and developing strategic partnerships to strengthen the university’s economic and industry engagement. In addition, she serves as executive secretary to the board of trustees. In that role, she serves as the liaison between the university and its board of trustees, facilitating relationships and information sharing between the board and university administration, faculty, staff and students.

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