Kirby Player

Director of College Relations, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences


Email: kplayer@clemson.edu
Office: 864-656-3662
Home: 864-654-9627
Cell: 864-650-0932

Department:
CAFLS Office of College Advancement


Education:
Working on PhD in Therapeutic Recreation, Target Completion Date is 2014
Masters of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, 1986
B.S. Agricultural Education, Clemson University, 1983

Responsibilities:
Directs College Relations for alumni, constituency groups, the general public and aid in Student Relations.

Research interest:
1. Agricultural Leadership and Communication 2. Obesity and Permanent Lifestyle Change 3. Agricultural Careers and Academic Student Choice

Professional society activity:
National Agriculture, Alumni and Development Association

Honors and awards:
2013 NAADA Monumental Achievement Award
2004 CAFLS Classified Staff Award
2004 CCFFA SC Advocate for Agriculture
2002 Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence
1999 NAADA Distinguished Service Award
1996 Clemson University Outstanding Classified Employee Award
1995 Honorary State FFA Degree for South Carolina

Additional Information: On a personal note: On June 7, 2008 he married Miss Marilyn Pilgrim of Six Mile SC. Their love story is a true life fairy tale of God's love and provision. Want to hear more, simply give Kirby a call!