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  New President and Dean of Students
New Clemson Administration Brings New Ideas.
  Clemson Welcomes New President and New Dean of Students
Clemson welcomed its 15th president, Dr. James P. Clements, on Jan. 1. Clements has a background in computer science and operations analysis and obtained degrees from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Johns Hopkins University. Prior to coming to Clemson, he served as president for West Virginia University. You can keep up with Dr. Clements by following his blog and on Twitter @ClemsonPrez.

Dr. Shannon M. Finning began as Clemson’s new dean of students in mid-November. Dr. Finning is a 2009 Clemson graduate who earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership. She was most recently dean of Student Affairs at Babson Collegebefore taking the opportunity at Clemson.

Dr. Finning plays an important role in Clemson’s commitment to student care. She directly manages student care and advocacy, Office of Community and Ethical Standards, New Student and Family Programs, Center for Career and Professional Development and Redfern Health Services.

Clemson Family Podcast
Listen to Clemson Family Podcast for Great Discussions.
Introducing — Clemson Family Podcast!

New Student and Family Programs is excited to introduce this new platform to share the Clemson Experience with parents and families! You can now listen to discussions, student perspectives and trends in higher education from your home, car or even while you workout!

The inaugural podcast, “This Isn’t Your Parents’ Animal House,” features perspectives of students and how they relate and confide with their parents. The hope is to offer a new podcast each quarter and we hope you will engage with us during our podcast. You can write in or even call in to join the conversation. Start listening today!

To engage in further conversations and campus happenings follow us on Twitter @clemsonparents; or join us on Facebook.

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Venture Outdoors for a Unique Family Experience.

Take an Adventure with Your Student!

Mark your calendars — April 26 will be the first Explore Adventure: Family Trek program. This is a unique outdoor adventure for Clemson students, parents and families. Clemson’s very own student Trip Leaders will navigate students and family members on an amazing class II-III whitewater rafting trip down the Nantahala River in the mountains of western North Carolina.

The trip includes all transportation, equipment, meals (lunch and dinner) and guarantees a memory to last a lifetime. Join us with or without your student!

Registration is open now.

Student Affairs Sunset Soiree
Don't Miss our Annual Friendraising Event.

Sunset Soiree

Mark your calendars: the Student Affairs Sunset Soiree is set for April 25, 2014. Last year’s event was so successful that we’re excited to do it again at the Owen Pavilion on beautiful Lake Hartwell. Join us for a night of dancing to The Voltage Brothers and learning about exciting new developments in Student Affairs. You don’t want to miss this unique friendraising event. For more information, please visit the Sunset Soiree website.

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Upcoming Events

For upcoming events and information, please visit the Clemson University calendar or the academic calendar.

Tiger Prowl is an opportunity for your student to learn about campus clubs and organizations — Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Hendrix Student Center.

Looking for more information? You can now read archived Clemson Family Press newsletters, finding feature stories and information related to Clemson University. You can also keep up-to-date on campus happenings through Twitter and Facebook.

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