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Clemson University Names New President

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James P. "Jim" Clements James P. "Jim" Clements
CLEMSON, S.C. -

Clemson University has a new president.

The University's board of trustees selected James P. "Jim" Clements to serve as its 15th president. He currently serves as president of West Virginia University. Under his leadership, WVU has set records in private fundraising, enrollment and research funding.

"Dr. Clements is a distinguished scholar, a nationally recognized voice in higher education and a proven leader who understands the unique mission of land-grant universities. We are confident he is the right person to lead Clemson University to the next level as a great public research university," said board Chairman David Wilkins.

To read more about Clements background, click here. He will succeed James F. Barker, who announced plans to retire in April after 14 years leading the University. Barker will remain on the faculty of the School of Architecture.

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