New dean for College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science

By Teresa Hopkins

Alan SamsAlan Sams will join Clemson in January as the new dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. He has served as head of the poultry science department at Texas A&M University since 1999.

“We are fortunate to have Alan Sams join the Clemson community,” said Clemson Provost Dori Helms. “He brings a solid knowledge of agriculture, from the field to the research lab.”

Sams earned his bachelor’s degree in poultry science and food and resource economics, a master’s degree in poultry science, and a doctorate in food science and human nutrition, all from the University of Florida. He served as assistant professor and associate professor before becoming chair of the poultry science department at Texas A&M.

Interim dean Calvin Schoulties will return to the plant pathology faculty at Clemson. The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson has more than 2,700 graduate and undergraduate students. It provides teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of South Carolina and the nation.




For information: Dori Helms, 864-656-3940, biol110@clemson.edu