Meet Our New Deans

Keith Belli

Keith Belli

Dean of Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (Joined September 2018)

Under CAFLS’ new administrative structure, Belli will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer and associate vice president for PSA, and will collaborate with Askew to advance the interests of both the college and PSA. “Dr. Belli will be an excellent addition to the university based on his leadership experience at other land-grant institutions and his record of accomplishments as a faculty member,” said Clemson President James P. Clements. “I believe that he will do a wonderful job leading the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences as well as serving the people of South Carolina through our public service activities.”


Christopher Cox

Christopher Cox

Dean of Clemson Libraries (Joined August 2018)

Christopher Cox, dean of library services at the University of Northern Iowa, has been chosen as the new dean of libraries for Clemson University. “I am honored and excited to be named Clemson University’s dean of libraries,” said Cox. “During my visit, I was impressed by the quality of the library’s faculty and staff and the great interest that students and faculty have in the libraries’ collections, services and spaces.


Leslie Hossfeld

Leslie Hossfeld

Dean of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (Joined July 2018)

People and their well-being are at the center of Leslie Hossfeld’s research, and she will bring her expertise and experience to Clemson University. Hossfeld joined the university as dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) July 1. “Dr. Hossfeld’s skill at leading departments at two universities, and her scholarship and leadership across several social science disciplines, make her an excellent choice to lead Clemson’s newly configured College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences,” said Bob Jones, executive vice president and provost at Clemson.


Wendy York

Wendy York

Dean of Clemson’s College of Business (Joined July 2018)

“Wendy brings a unique combination of academic excellence, administrative leadership and private sector entrepreneurship to Clemson,” said Clemson President James P. Clements. “She has had a proven track record as a leader who can bring about organization-wide transformational change at one of America’s top business schools, and I am confident that her diverse background, energy, connections and strategic vision will help raise the national profile of our already strong College of Business.”


Cynthia Young

Cynthia Young

Dean of Clemson's College of Science (Joined August 2017)

Cynthia Y. Young, vice provost for Faculty Excellence and UCF Global at the University of Central Florida, has been chosen to lead the College of Science at Clemson University as its founding dean. “Attracting dynamic deans to lead our colleges is critically important as we continue our effort to be one of the very best public universities in the country,” said Clemson University President James P. Clements. “Cynthia has an exceptional track record of innovation, strategic thinking and success in leading high-performing teams. I am confident that she will build on the great work already being done in our College of Science.”