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New College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

Reorganizing for the Future

Clemson University is reorganizing its colleges this month, increasing their number from five to seven as part of a bold strategic plan that puts the University on a path to solidify its place as a top public land-grant university over the next 50 years.

Our college is renamed the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Like the rest of the University, the college is positioning itself to capitalize on strengths in teaching and research. The departments of chemistry, mathematical sciences, and physics and astronomy are joining the new College of Science under the leadership of interim Dean Mark Leising.

The reorganization follows a year-long strategic planning process led by President James P. Clements and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Bob Jones. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and various stakeholder groups provided comments in forums ranging from town meetings to online discussions. Clemson’s Board of Trustees approved the reorganization last October.

The result of the process was a new strategic plan, ClemsonForward,  built on the four key foundations of Research, Engagement, the Academic Core and Living, or REAL.

The college is well-positioned to play a key role in helping the University successfully carry out the strategic plan. We continue to nurture a rich culture of diversity, top talent, and world-class educational and research experiences, built on a foundation of cutting-edge infrastructure.


The mission of our college is to educate, create and disseminate new knowledge, engage our students in critical thinking and thereby inspire new discoveries — the cutting-edge innovations of tomorrow, leading to transformative economic development and broadening our impact as a land-grant university.