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Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

  • Involved faculty at Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Dedicated faculty at Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Faculty involved in Health Related Research at Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Determined faculty at Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Engaged faculty at Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Faculty doing energy research at Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Leadership trainin for faculty at Clemson University, South Carolina


  • Convocation, Monday, August 21, 2017 — See schedule and details here.
  • Clemson University has made great strides in research in recent years, culminating in our distinction as a Carnegie R1: Doctoral University (highest research activity). To further build our research reputation, and in support of our faculty, the Division of Research is making additional funding opportunities available within the University. Read more at Clemson Research's R-Initiatives.
  • Clemson University’s Provost Office is excited to announce its 2017 Lapel Pin Contest! This is an opportunity for students to show off their design skills. The winner will receive $500. The Provost Office is now accepting entries!

Welcome letter from the Provost

Clemson University is a land-grant research university, located in upstate South Carolina. It’s home to seven academic colleges, and the Calhoun Honors College, with nationally recognized programs, centers, institutes, a distinguished faculty and a location that offers countless resources.

Dr. Robert H. Jones, Excecutive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Clemson University, Clemson South CarolinaClemson University offers rigorous curricula in agriculture, forestry, life sciences, arts, humanities, architecture, business, behavioral science, health, education, human development, engineering and applied sciences, connected to professions addressing curricula built on a commitment to interactive teaching, student engagement, discovery, practical applications, social responsibility, creative endeavors, international understanding, diversity and cultural awareness.

Clemson University provides students with an educational experience that few universities can match. Activities based on curricular commitments, such as Creative Inquiry, study abroad, internships and opportunities to conduct research with faculty, provide Clemson’s students a unique and personalized educational experience. With Clemson University as their classroom, they are able to take advantage of the vast opportunities afforded to them by a land-grant research university.

The Clemson University family is one of exceptional talent.

Dechiper Magazine from Clemson University, Clemson South CarolinaOur faculty, experts in their fields — engaged in their professional disciplines, whether in their individual research or as part of one of Clemson University's many academic centers and institutes — apply their expertise to the pressing issues facing our nation in the 21st century.

Our students are accomplished as well, including among their number recipients of prestigious awards such as Goldwater, Rhodes, Truman, British Marshall, Udall, National Defense Science and Engineering, Fulbright Scholars, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Hertz Foundation Fellowship and others.

Clemson University is located in Clemson, South Carolina, and sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. Just a few hours from the Atlantic Ocean, this prime location provides unique opportunities and an exceptional quality of life. The 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest is adjacent to our campus and is used by students and faculty for educational research and recreation.

Thank you for visiting our website. Feel free to contact my office if we can be of help to you.

Robert H. Jones Jr.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Professor of Forestry and Environmental Conservation