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206 Sikes Hall
Clemson, S.C. 29634-5101
Main telephone number: 864-656-3243

Robert H. Jones, Executive VP for Academic Affairs and Provost, Clemson Univesrity, Clemson South Carolina

Robert H. Jones
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Professor of Forestry and Environmental Conservation
provost@clemson.edu
864-656-3940

Dr. Robert H. Jones is Clemson’s first executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, providing leadership for the university’s undergraduate and graduate programs, academic support programs, research and public service activities. Jones earned his bachelor’s degree in forest management and master’s in forestry from Clemson and his doctorate in forest ecology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University. He previously served as dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University and department head and professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech.

Ellen Granberg Associate Provost, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Ellen Granberg
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
granber@clemson.edu
864-656-3812

In her role as Associate Provost, Granberg develops and promotes diversity and inclusivity among faculty and implements initiatives to support faculty engagement and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. In addition, Granberg serves as co-chair of the University’s strategic plan, ClemsonForward, and is guiding the campus community through the process of implementing the new plan as well as college reorganization.

Frances Kennedy Associate Provost, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Frances Kennedy
Associate Provost for Academic Finance
fkenned@clemson.edu
864-656-4712

In her role as Associate Provost, Kennedy provides leadership, oversight, programmatic coordination and support of the delivery of academic programs, support services and budgets. She also holds a key role in the support and achievement of the University’s strategic plan, ClemsonForward.

Chuck Knepfle Associate Vice President, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Chuck Knepfle
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
knepfle@clemson.edu
864-656-5297

In his role as Associate Vice President, Knepfle manages the personnel, budgets, technology and operations of the Registrar’s Office, Admissions Office, Student Financial Aid to strategically lead the various aspects of enrollment management. In addition, he serves as the key representative for student enrollment, retention and degree management at Clemson.

Brenda Smith-Allen Executive Assistant

Brenda Smith-Allen
Executive Assistant
bjs@clemson.edu
864-656-3940

Brenda Smith-Allen is the executive assistant for the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. She plans, organizes, administers and manages functions for the Provost. Additionally, she provides the provost administrative support in faculty grievances, tenure and promotion, appointments, re-appointments, sabbaticals, leave without pay, University faculty appointments and terminations, the Faculty Manual, academic council, University curriculum and honorary degree nominations. She also serves as the office manager.

Angela Keaton

Angela Keaton
Administrative Assistant
akeaton@clemson.edu
864-656-3980

Keaton provides administrative support in financial management for the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost as well as assisting the budget center in financial management as needed. She assists the executive assistant to the Provost and coordinates the general faculty meetings and the emeritus faculty recognition.

Chris Wood Assistant Financial Officer for the Office of Academic Affairs

Chris Wood
Assistant Financial Officer for the Office of Academic Affairs
wood6@clemson.edu
864-656-0772

Wood serves as the financial liaison for all departments reporting to the provost. He is responsible for budget amendments, corrections and training.

Berinthia Allison, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Berinthia Allison
Human Resources Manager for the Office of Academic Affairs
balliso@clemson.edu
864-656-2344

Allison serves as the human resources manager for the vice president of academic affairs and provost's budget center in directing and managing several human resource programs including payroll, personnel and classification.