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Tony Wagner
Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations

Tony Wagner, Clemson University, Clemson SCTony Wagner is Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations for Clemson University. He is responsible for the leadership and management of the University’s finance, facilities, maintenance, procurement, environmental safety, enterprise risk management, and human resources departments. He plays a vital role in the university strategic planning and implementation of the school’s 10-year plan. As EVP he is also an advisor to the President on financial strategy and resource development and is responsible for assessment, accountability, and management of the University’s financial resources. Wagner works closely with the Executive Leadership Team to develop long-range financial plans and strategies to support the University’s vision and goals. A native of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Wagner earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Penn State and his master’s degree in educational leadership and policy from Temple University. Wagner brings two decades of higher education experience to this role. Wagner spent nearly a decade at Penn State University, working in government relations and finance-related roles from 1995 to 2005. Wagner also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Temple University from 2007-2013 where he oversaw the financing of more than $1 billion in university capital projects. Prior to joining Clemson, he played a leading role at Augusta University by ensuring the successful launch of the recently merged university, formed in 2013, with the combination of the former Medical College of Georgia and Augusta State University. In addition to his higher education experience, Wagner served as deputy secretary of the budget in 2003-2004 and deputy state treasurer and acting state treasurer from 2005 to 2007 for the State of Pennsylvania.


  • Logan Evans

    Administrative Manager for Finance and Operations
    864-656-2421

  • Rick Petillo

    Chief Financial Officer
    864-656-2591

  • Lisa Knox

    Director of Strategy and Operations
    864-656-1320

  • Greg Mullen

    Chief of Police
    864-656-2222

  • Todd Barnette

    Chief Facilities Officer
    864-656-4926

  • Ale Kennedy

    Chief Human Resources Officer
    864-656-4286

  • Tracy Arwood

    Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
    864-656-8932

  • Jim Grieger

    Executive Director of Occupational and Environmental Safety
    864-656-0987

  • Laura Stoner

    Director of Land and Capital Asset Stewardship
    864-283-7107

  • Tyler Saas

    AVP Budget Financial Planning & Analytics
    864-656-2422

  • Sherri Rowland

    University Controller
    864-656-5587

  • Lisa Marcus

    Director of Accounting for Related Organizations
    864-656-1873

  • Kathy Hobgood

    AVP Student Auxiliary Services
    864-656-1151

  • Mike Nebesky

    Director of Procurement and Business Services
    864-656-2067

  • Tracy Walters

    Director of Grants and Contracts Administration
    864-656-4352


Office of the Chief Financial Officer , G06 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864-656-2421, Fax: 864-656-2008