Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics
Advisory Board Past Members...

The Advisory Board provides guidance in the development of program offerings and helps the Institute fulfill its mission by establishing connections off campus. This committee includes leaders from businesses, professions and higher education.

Members Emeritus

 

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E. Wendell Clamp, Sr.

E. Wendell Clamp, Sr. '60

Covington, GA
Founding Member

Wendell served as an active member on the advisory board from 2004 to 2005. A 1960 Clemson graduate in Education, Wendell is School Superintendent of the Newton County School System in Covington, Georgia. Wendell and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters; one is a Clemson alumna as was Wendell’s father.

Debbie DuBose
Debbie DuBose

Debbie DuBose '75

Seneca, SC

Former Board Chair

Debbie B. DuBose is a 1975 Clemson graduate and currently works as the Executive Director of the Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation in Seneca, SC. She served on the Rutland Institute for Ethics Advisory Board from 2002 to 2008, including as Chair 2007-2008. From 1988 to 2003, DuBose served as the Executive Director of the Clemson Alumni Association. Prior to working for Clemson, Debbie worked for Duke Power from 1975 to 1988, in their corporate communications and nuclear power generation departments. Debbie is married to Bob, also a 1975 Clemson graduate, and is the mother of two teenage daughters.

Harry Durham
Harry Durham

W. Harry Durham

Clemson, SC
Founding Member

Harry served as an active member of the advisory board from 2001 to 2008. He is an alumnus of Auburn University and the University of North Carolina. He is retired from Clemson where he was Associate Vice President for University Relations. Harry is a member of Tiger Brotherhood and an honorary member of the Blue Key Club. He and his wife, Ina, have two children; one is a Clemson graduate.

Dick Sargent
S. Richard Sargent

S. Richard Sargent '65

Greenville, SC
Founding Member

Dick received his B.S. from Clemson in 1965 in Industrial Management. He is President of D&M, Inc. in Greenville and has held several executive positions at Guilford Mills and Insignia Financial Group. While at Clemson, Dick was a Tiger Letterman in baseball. Dick and his wife, Mary, have three children.

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T.L. Shealy, Jr.

T.L. Shealy, Jr. '56

Clemson, SC
Founding Member

After 37 years of service Tom retired from Kodak in 1993. At that time he was General Manager and a Vice President of Fibers Division of Eastman Chemical Co. a division of Eastman Kodak.    A 1956 alumnus in Textile Manufacturing, Tom “came home” and now resides  in Clemson. He serves on the Board of Visitors. Tom and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children: the couple’s daughter is a Clemson alumna.

Micahel Bolick
Micahel Bolick

Micahel Bolick

Pendleton, SC

Michael founded Selah Technologies in May 2006. In December 2006, Michael graduated from the inaugural class of the Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac® TechVenture program at the Advanced Technology Development Center in Atlanta Georgia. Michael has more than 15 years experience in designing, building, starting up, managing and growing advanced materials manufacturing facilities. The last ten years were focused on serving the pharmaceutical industry as an executive with a Greenville based contract research and manufacturing company. Michael serves on the External Advisory Board of the University of South Carolina's NanoCenter and the Greenville Chamber's Board of Governors. Michael holds a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Selah obtained a worldwide exclusive license in 2006 from Clemson University to develop and commercialize two platform nanotechnologies branded Selah Dots™ and Selah Tubes™. Selah Dots™ are patent-pending carbon based nanoparticles that can be used for various applications, including life sciences, solar cells and anti-counterfeiting, among others. Selah Tubes™, enriched carbon nanotubes protected under US Patent No. 7,374,685, have a number of applications due to their impressive electrical and thermal conductivity properties.  Selah has established relationships with multiple multinational companies to accelerate adoption of its innovative products within a number of highly profitable markets. 

Caron St. John
Caron St. John

Caron H. St. John (ex-officio)

(Fmr. Director, Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership)

Caron St. John joined the faculty of Clemson University in 1988. She is a full professor in the department of management and serves as the Director of the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Dr. St. John has participated in grants receiving over $1.5 million in funding from U.S. SBA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the National Science Foundation. (More...)

 

 

Debra Clements
Debra Clements

Debra Clements

Greenville, SC

Debra is currently serving as Vice President and General Counsel of Milliken & Company. Prior to this, she served in-house for 16 years in positions of increasing responsibility for Harris Corporation. Debra received both her undergraduate and Law degrees from the University of Florida, where she graduated cum laude, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

 

E.L. Mont
E.L. Mont

E.L. Mont

Greenville, SC

E. L. Mont is responsible for corporate development, capital funding, finance and investor relations. He is a 22 year technology and finance industry veteran who brings significant functional experience in finance, marketing/business development, R&D, and operations augmenting the Zipit team.

Previously, Mont was an investment banker with JPMorgan and SCP Capital/TCC completing over $6 billion in mergers/acquisitions, debt financings, and leveraged buyouts. He was also a member of LabMorgan, J.P. Morgan’s e-finance private equity/think tank. He also was CEO and Founder of TVChic, an interactive television firm which enabled viewers to purchase products seen in television content directly through television, broadband and mobile devices. Mont began his career in product development and sales with IBM and Apple, as well as working as a forensic auditor with The Federal Reserve.

Mont holds B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, earned his M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business where he was a Haas Fellow, and is an adjunct professor for the Executive MBA program at Clemson University.

Allan J. "Buddy" Thompson
Allan Thompson, Jr.

Allan “Buddy” J. Thompson, Jr. ‘69

Easley, SC
Founding Member

Buddy has had an exemplary and varied professional life. After graduating from Clemson with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1969, he spent six years working for Exxon. He then changed paths and earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (second in his class of 166). After a several year residency in ophthalmology, he established a private practice, Easley Eye Associates, in 1981. He remains a practicing Ophthalmologist, yet he also went on to organize and become a founding director of Peoples National Bank, and is a real estate developer.

Buddy also continues an active life of service in the community. He is an Elder of Easley Presbyterian Church, has been involved in Boy Scouts of America, Easley Rotary Club, served on numerous community and professional boards, and has been part of five medical mission teams to Brazil and Mexico between 1992 and 2008. Buddy and his wife, Elizabeth ‘71, have two children.

 

Founding Members

 

Stephan C. Barton

J. Anderson Berley

Frank Bishop

E. Wendell Clamp, Sr

W. Harry Durham

John C. Knapp

Robert J. Rutland

S. Richard Sargent

T.L. Shealy, Jr.

Allan “Buddy” J. Thompson, Jr

Albert Todd

John E. Walker

T.G. Westmoreland