Leading the charge toward preparing and empowering students to make a difference as global citizens is the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Led by Vice President Dr. Almeda Jacks, this office directs several student-centered campus programs and oversees the success of each. Areas managed by the vice president include a myriad of campuswide initiatives aimed at improving daily life, safety and development for each and every student at Clemson. Campus recreation, housing, career services and ethical standards are only a few programs covered under the division’s umbrella. A complete listing of the division areas can be found at www.clemson.edu/student-affairs
Philosophy: commitment to creating a campus that supports student excellence and making Clemson University a model for developing a preeminent, student-centered community that creates supportive and inclusive environments to prepare students for lifelong learning; dedication to improving the overall wellness of students; increase attention on learning outcomes and using data to make informed decisions; create linkages/connections with academics, research, service and the surrounding communities.
Role: receive advice from Student Affairs Student Advisory Board and major student leaders, direct several student-centered campus programs and oversee the success of each, while aiming to improve daily life, safety and development for each and every student at Clemson; work with colleagues across campus to prepare students for lifelong learning; serve as administrative officer; provide vision for the division; manage significant resources, solicit private funds for programs and services.