Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations

Clemson University, Clemson SC

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

  • Rick Petillo

    Vice President for Finance and Operations/Chief Financial Officer

  • Kristen Lawson

    Strategic Project Manager for Finance and Operations

  • Greg Mullen

    Chief of Police

  • Todd Barnette

    Chief Facilities Officer

  • Ale Kennedy

    Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Tracy Arwood

    Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

  • Jim Grieger

    Executive Director of Occupational and Environmental Safety

  • Laura Stoner

    Director of Land and Capital Asset Stewardship

  • Tyler Saas

    AVP Budget Financial Planning & Analytics

  • Sherri Rowland

    University Controller

  • Lisa Marcus

    Director of Accounting for Related Organizations

  • Kathy Hobgood

    AVP Auxiliary Enterprises

  • Mike Nebesky

    Director of Procurement and Business Services

  • Tracy Walters

    Director of Grants and Contracts Administration

Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance & Operations , G06 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864-656-2421, Fax: 864-656-2008