New dean also has public service responsibilities

By Teresa Hopkins

Tom ScottThomas R. Scott, an animal and veterinary sciences professor, has been named interim dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. He also serves as interim associate vice president for Public Service and Agriculture in recognition of the close connection between the College and Clemson’s public service mission.

Scott has had a distinguished career at Clemson and has served the institution in many capacities, including four years as a director of the former School of Animal, Biomedical and Biological Sciences.

Scott came to Clemson in 1986 as an assistant professor in the poultry science department. He has a joint appointment to the biological sciences department. He has an active research program and is the recipient of numerous grants. He has three patents under review and expects to continue to conduct research, publish and mentor his graduate students during his interim term.

“The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences is a cornerstone of Clemson University, and its programs typify the land-grant mission of the university," Scott said. "The college’s teaching, research and public-service activities cover a diverse number of areas relevant to South Carolina.”

 Scott earned his bachelor's degree in zoology and a master’s degree in poultry science from Louisiana State University, and received his Ph.D. in poultry science from the University of Georgia.


For information: Tom Scott, 864-656-3013,