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Diversity & Inclusion

About CAFLS Diversity & Inclusion

Matthew Interis

“Diversity is one of Clemson University’s core values and in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences we value diversity in all forms for its overwhelmingly evidenced contributions to knowledge development, cultural competence, and personal wellbeing. That said, it’s on us to create a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment so contributors to that diversity—students, staff, and faculty—will want to join us and stay with us. Please take the time to learn about our efforts and initiatives and reach out to me or Dr. Julian Nixon to learn more. From all of the CAFLS family, most sincerely, welcome! You belong here!”

Dr. Matthew G. Interis
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

CAFLS Strategic Plan Overview

In support of Clemson Elevate and in pursuit of inclusive excellence, the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences is prioritizing the need for increased racial diversity at every level of the college. CAFLS is employing and tracking various strategies and initiatives for both recruiting and retaining a more diverse community of students, faculty, staff, extension personnel, and leadership. CAFLS is actively engaged in partnerships with youth leadership programs, providing diversity & inclusion training, supplying culturally relevant activities and partnering with minority-serving institutions in order to create a more inclusive, equitable and diverse culture.

CAFLS Mission Statement

The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences provides unified education, research and public service in the grand challenges of global food supply and safety, human and animal nutrition, agricultural systems efficiency, environmental conservation, sustainable packaging and renewable resources. Through rigorous experiential and classroom learning opportunities, CAFLS readies its graduates to assume leadership roles in industries essential to ensuring the future security and prosperity of South Carolinians and our growing global population.

Diversity & Inclusion
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