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July 2015


  • Dear Clemson Family: 2020Forward Strategic Plan Update

    July 27, 2015

    Dear Clemson Family, Last week, we had the opportunity to brief the Board of Trustees on the 2020Forward strategic plan, and I’m pleased to report that they support the key concepts and charged us to return this fall with a final plan for their official endorsement. Included among those key concepts are: a sustained commitment […]

June 2015


  • Statement for Clemson Vigil Remembering the Emanuel9

    June 24, 2015

    To all of you who are here tonight and who are watching live on ClemsonTV, I thank you for your presence. I regret that I am unable to join you in person because of prior out-of-town commitments. Tonight, our thoughts and prayers are once again with the families and friends of the victims of last […]

  • Dear Clemson Family: We Stand with Charleston

    June 18, 2015

    Today the State of South Carolina mourns for the lives lost in the horrific shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. Please keep the victims of this crime and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Although the main campus of Clemson University and Charleston are separated by a distance of 240 miles, a tragedy of […]

  • 2020Forward: Town Hall Meeting

    June 15, 2015

    Our 2020Forward strategic plan continues to take shape, and once again, you have an opportunity to be part of the process at a Town Hall meeting Tuesday, June 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in 100 Brackett Hall. I encourage you to attend and actively participate. You will hear an update and have a chance […]

April 2015


  • Message to the Clemson Community

    April 13, 2015

    This is a message to the Clemson community. Today, many of you will join your colleagues at sister universities across the state in a memorial to recognize the tragic death of Walter Scott. I will be traveling on Monday, but I want you to know that I am proud that Clemson students are actively engaged […]

February 2015


January 2015


  • Diversity and Inclusion

    January 15, 2015

    Clemson University has a time-honored tradition of celebrating the life and legacy Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. As we approach the annual MLK Holiday, it is a good time to reflect on our commitment to inclusion, equal opportunity and ensuring that we have a climate in which everyone can reach his or her full potential. […]

December 2014


  • Excerpts from President’s Message at the 2014 Year-End Faculty/Staff Meeting

    December 18, 2014

    Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here today and thank you for your service to the University. It is an honor to be with you in one of the top performing arts centers. First, let me say congratulations to today’s award winners! You make us all proud to be at Clemson. Let me also […]

October 2014


  • Thank you, alumni, for coming home to Clemson

    October 28, 2014

    Almost a year ago it was announced that my family would be calling Clemson home. Not just the University – and not just the city – but both. It’s not as though we had ever lived here before, mind you. I was born in Arlington, Virginia, where I lived for four years; then moved to Maryland […]

September 2014


  • Thank you for the tremendous outpouring of support

    September 26, 2014

    The loss of Tucker Hipps comes at a time when we are still mourning the passing of Virginia Gilliam and Andrew O’Neill. I want to thank you for the tremendous outpouring of support that you have demonstrated.  I ask that you continue to hold these very special young people and their families in your thoughts and prayers. I know that […]

Clemson University's 15th president, James P. Clements