James P. Clements ’85, M.S. ’91, Ph.D. ’93 Named President of Clemson University

Photo via WVUJames P. Clements, ’85 computer science and ’91 M.S. and ’93 Ph.D., operations analysis, was recently selected to be Clemson University’s 15th president. Clements currently serves as president of West Virginia University.

Clements was selected by the Clemson Board of Trustees to succeed James F. Barker, who announced plans to retire in April after serving 14 years as president.

Prior to serving as president of Western Virginia University, Clements held positions as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson University.

Of his new position, Clements says:

“We are so excited to be joining the Clemson family. Clemson is one of the greatest public, land-grant research universities in the country. It is highly respected for being a student-centered campus that provides a top-notch, high-quality education while producing world-class research and vital services to the community.”

Read the full announcement from West Virginia University.

Read more about James P. Clements on the UMBC Alumni blog:

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