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The effervescent first lady of Clemson University and better half of President Jim Clements, Beth the proud mother of four children: Tyler, Hannah, Maggie and son-in-law Tanner Coombs, and Grace. Through Grace’s special needs, Beth found her true passion in helping people who learn differently achieve inclusiveness and independence in their daily lives.
As chairman of the board for ClemsonLIFE, a program at Clemson designed for students with intellectual disabilities who desire a postsecondary experience on a college campus, Beth is a passionate advocate for these students.
Whether she is fundraising for ClemsonLIFE, which operates solely on private donations and student tuition, or spending time with the students in the program on campus or her family at home, Beth approaches everything she does with a high level of enthusiasm and dedication.
Beth graduated from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master of Education degree in reading. After graduation, she taught school in Baltimore before the birth of her first child, Tyler. After Tyler was born, Beth left teaching to devote her time to raising her family.
Faith is a very important aspect of Beth’s life, and she and her family attend NewSpring Church in Anderson. Beth is also a tennis player and an avid reader, and she enjoys attending Clemson sporting events with her family.