South Carolina was severely impacted by storms creating heavy rains and unprecedented flooding over the weekend. We thank state and local leaders and emergency first responders who have helped people deal with this disaster and will guide the recovery over the coming weeks. While the main campus was spared the brunt of the rainfall, we […]
Over the past year we had many conversations about the need to better document and tell the complete story of Clemson’s history, and I’m pleased to report that we are making progress. Last week, the Trustee Task Force on the History of Clemson asked me and our leadership team to develop recommendations on how to […]
We’re all excited about the start of a new semester and a new football season, and I know that thousands of Tiger fans will join us to watch the season kick off against Wofford on Sept. 5 in Death Valley. We have an exciting home schedule ahead of us this season, which includes big games against teams such as Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and Florida State.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Welcome to a great new year at Clemson!