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Board of Trustees Committees

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

    The Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee shall consider and recommend policies relating to the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Public Service Activities (PSA) of the University.

    Members

    • Louis Lynn, Chair
    • Bob Peeler, Vice Chair
    • Nicky McCarter
    • Mark Richardson
    • Joe Swann
    • Emeriti: Fletcher Derrick, Tom McTeer
  • Compensation Committee

    The Mission of the Board of Trustees Compensation Committee is to ensure that Clemson University has a compensation policy that is market-level competitive, supports maintaining top 20 status, achieving Carnegie Research Very High status and continuing to achieve excellence in our athletic programs. Such policy must apply to all faculty, staff, administrators and coaches. The Board expects Clemson University's compensation policy and implementation procedures to be consistent, to be driven by budgetary constraints and good fiscal stewardship, to be tied directly to employee performance that is linked to objective standards, and to be targeted at competitive market levels for similar jobs in local, state, regional or national markets as appropriate.

    The Compensation Committee Charter can be found in the Board of Trustees Manual in Appendix G.

    Members

    • David Wilkins, Chair
    • Smyth McKissick
    • Kim Wilkerson
    •  Ex Officio: Bill Henderix
  • Educational Policy Committee

    The Educational Policy Committee shall consider and recommend policies governing the educational activities of the University.

    Members

    • Ronnie Lee, Chair
    • David Dukes, Vice Chair
    • Patti McAbee
    • Bill Smith
    • Kim Wilkerson
    • Emeriti: J.J. Britton, Doug Kingsmore
  • Executive and Audit Committee

    The Executive and Audit Committee is composed of the Chairman of the Board and the Chairs of the Standing Committees. The Chairman of the Board is Chairman of the Executive and Audit Committee.

    The primary purpose of the Executive and Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees of Clemson University in discharging its responsibility relative to monitoring the University's system of internal control, accounting policies and financial reporting procedures. The Committee serves as the focal point of communication between the Board of Trustees, outside auditors, the Internal Auditor and state and federal agency auditors.

    Members

    • Smyth McKissick, Chair
    • David Dukes
    • Ronnie Lee
    • Louis Lynn
    • Mark Richardson
    • Joe Swann
    • Kim Wilkerson
    • David Wilkins
  • Finance and Facilities Committee

    The Finance and Facilities Committee shall consider and recommend policies and procedures governing all aspects of the University's budgeting, financing, expenditures, financial reporting, construction and maintenance facilities, acquisition and disposal of capital assets and Human Resources. The Committee maintains authority to establish policy direction of the investment of University funds.

    Members

    • David Dukes, Chair
    • Nicky McCarter, Vice Chair
    • Cheri Phyfer
    • Bill Smith
    • Joe Swann
    • Emeriti: Bill Hendrix, Tom McTeer
  • Institutional Advancement Committee

    The Institutional Advancement Committee shall consider and recommend policies to govern fundraising activities of the University and shall maintain continuous policy review over the public affairs, public relations and alumni relations activities of the University.

    Members

    • Mark Richardson, Chair
    • Cheri Phyfer, Vice Chair
    • Nicky McCarter
    • Bob Peeler
    • David Wilkins
    • Emeriti: Bill Hendrix, Allen Wood
  • Research and Economic Development Committee

    The Research & Economic Development Committee shall consider and recommend policies to support the research mission of Clemson University. These policies adopted foster the growth of research both in quality and quantity.

    Members

    • Joe Swann, Chair
    • Bill Smith, Vice Chair
    • Louis Lynn
    • Patti McAbee
    • Bob Peeler
    • Emeriti: Fletcher Derrick, Doug Kingsmore
  • Student Affairs Committee

    The Student Affairs Committee shall consider and recommend policies related to student development programs and to services for students and related constituent groups.

    Members

    • Kim Wilkerson, Chair
    • Patti McAbee, Vice Chair
    • Ronnie Lee
    • Cheri Phyfer
    • David Wilkins
    • Emeriti: J.J. Britton, Allen Wood