Vice President for Economic Development

john ballato

John Ballato, Ph.D.

The Vice President for Economic Development is one of three mission Vice Presidents at Clemson University and reports directly to the President of the university. The VP for Economic Development is responsible for the management and vision of the Office of Economic Development, which consists of core economic development staff, enterprise campuses, six centers, and seven institutes. In this role, the VP for Economic Development works with the VP for Research and the VP for Academic Affairs to integrate innovative, economically driven programs throughout the academic and research arms of the university. OED supports the university’s emphasis areas in tandem with the Vice President for Research and the Provost’s office, and in coordination with the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) and the Clemson University Foundation (CUF) to leverage research and gift opportunities

Economic Development