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Operating Manual of the Board of Trustees at Clemson University

Welcome to the Operating Manual of the Board of Trustees at Clemson University. We hope you will find this to be a useful tool to learn about Clemson University and its Board of Trustees.

If you would like to browse through the manual, the links provided here give access to the various chapters and appendices. 

Chapter I — Purpose of the Manual
Chapter II — History
Chapter III — Mission, Vision and Goals
Chapter IV — Role of the Board

  1. Basic Concepts
  2. Means of Control
  3. Policy Control

Chapter V — Organization and Operating Rules of the Board of Trustees

A. Statutory Authority and Composition of the Board

B. Officers of the Board

  1. Chairman
  2. Vice Chairman
  3. Executive Secretary

C. Board Meetings

  1. Regular
  2. Special Meetings
  3. Teleconference
  4. Order of Business
  5. Notice of Meetings
  6. Amendments to Operating Rules

D. Standing Committees

  1. Committee Meetings
  2. Duties of Standing Committees
    a. Executive & Audit
    b. Agriculture & Natural Resources
  1. State Crop Pest Commission
  2. Livestock-Poultry Health Commission
    a. Budget & Finance
    b. Educational Policy
    c. Institutional Advancement
    d. Student Affairs
    e. Research

Chapter VI — Delegations of Authority
Chapter VII — Internal Auditing Division
Chapter VIII — Conflict of Interest
Chapter IX — Selection, Duties, and Evaluation of the President

Appendix A — List of Current Trustees
Appendix B — Last Will and Codicil of Thomas Green Clemson
Appendix C — General Assembly Act of Acceptance
Appendix D — Trustee Selection Process
Appendix E — Trustee Code of Conduct and Responsibilities
Appendix F — Desirable Criteria for Trustees
Appendix G — Standing Committees
Appendix H — Organizational Chart
Appendix I — Agency Head Performance Evaluation