Clemson’s Clements gets five-year extension
Clemson University announced on October 1 that its board of directors approved a five-year contract extension for the president Jim Clement.
Clements became the 15th president of the university on December 31, 2013.
During his tenure, Clemson:
- raised more than $ 1.2 billion in private funds
- increased the Clemson Foundation endowment to over $ 1 billion
- won two national football championships
- appeared in six college football playoffs
- won two ACC titles in men’s soccer
- won an ACC softball championship
- become a 1 research university according to the Carnegie classification for higher education institutions
- built or renovated approximately $ 1 billion in facilities, including the Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center, Watt Family Innovation Center and Douthit Hills, the largest construction project in the history of the university
“The years since Beth and I arrived at Clemson in 2013 have been the most rewarding of my life,” said Clements. “I look forward to building on the momentum we have achieved. While there is work to be done, I remain dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the classroom, in research labs and on athletic fields.
Clements also developed and launched the President’s Leadership Institute (PLI), a nine-month leadership development program designed to support and develop professional and personal leadership among Clemson faculty and staff. Now in its sixth year, PLI has offered professional growth opportunities to 125 university employees.
In addition, Clements sits on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, the Executive Committee of the Council of Competitiveness, the Association of Presidents’ Council of Boards of Directors, and the College Football Playoff Board of Managers. He is also a member of the board of directors of Special Olympics International and previously served as chairman of the board of the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities.