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Greg Brainard

Associate Director For Governance & Quality

As the Deputy Director of E-Learning Effectiveness, Greg is responsible for ensuring compliance in online courses and programs with copyright laws and accessibility to all students for all materials. Greg is also responsible for ensuring Clemson Online meets all accreditation standards, federal compliance policies, and procedures, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education requirements, and act as Clemson University’s liaison with the National Council for State Authorization (SARA). In addition, Greg is responsible for overseeing the quality of assessment for Clemson Online programs.

Before working in higher education, Greg was involved in business ownership, organizational development, and business leadership development. He has an extensive background in business having owned and managed multiple successful organizations. Greg has served on community business councils in California and Arizona where he devoted time and resources to the development of ethical business practices and new business development support. Before coming to Clemson University, Greg worked with the University of Phoenix for 11 years in multiple leadership roles within the institution’s Academic Affairs department to ensure student and faculty success as well as provide governance leadership.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Management, Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Management in Human Resource Management, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Administration. Greg’s dissertation work and research is focused on higher education leadership and how it impacts overall student enrollment growth, student success, institutional development, and changes needed for positive student outcomes.

Greg is married with 4 children and enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible, which has always been his priority. He also enjoys working on project cars with his older sons, attending car shows whenever possible, and hopes his two daughters will carry on that love for cars as they get older.

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