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Operating Manual of the Board of Trustees at Clemson University

Welcome to the Operating Manual of the Board of Trustees at Clemson University. We hope you will find this to be a useful tool to learn about Clemson University and its Board of Trustees.

If you would like to browse through the manual, the links provided here give access to the various chapters and appendices. The Manual is also available.

Part I — Purpose, Current Directors, Committee Membership

Chapter 1 – Purpose of the Manual

Chapter 2 – Members of the Board

Chapter 3 – Current Committee Membership
Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Compensation Committee
Educational Policy Committee
Executive and Audit Committee
Finance and Facilities Committee
Institutional Advancement Committee
Research and Economic Development Committee
Student Affairs Committee

Part II — Bylaws

Chapter 1 – Clemson University Bylaws
Article I. Clemson Will
Article II. Statutory Enactments
Article III. Order of Precedence
Article IV. Board
Article V. Board Meetings
Article VI. Board Officers
Article VII. Board Committees
Article VIII. President of the University
Article IX. Amendment(s) to the Board Manual
Article X. Miscellaneous Provisions
Bylaws Appendix A - Trustee Removal Process
Bylaws Appendix B - Standing Committee Charters
Bylaws Appendix C - Conflict of Interest Policy

Part III — Governing Principles, Delegations, History, Foundational Documents

Chapter 1 — Governing Principles
Article I. Mission, Vision, and Goals
Article II. Clemson University Board of Trustees Values Statement
Article III. Role of the Board of Trustees
Article IV. Organization of the Board of Trustees

Chapter 2 — Delegations of Authority
Article I. General Delegations of Authority
Article II. Emergency Delegation of Authority
Article III. General Delegation of Authority to the President
Article IV. Authority Retained by the Board
Article V. Selection, Duties, and Evaluation of the President
Article VI. Internal Auditing Division

Chapter 3 – History

Chapter 4 — Foundational Documents
Article I. Last Will & Codicil of Thomas Green Clemson
Article II. General Assembly Act of Acceptance


Appendix A – Organizational Chart

Appendix B – Agency Head Performance Evaluation