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May 24, 2018

Interactive Factbook

Melissa Welborn has been elected Treasurer of the South Carolina Association for Institutional Research (SCAIR) for a three year term.  She has been a member of the organization since joining the Clemson Office for Institutional Research in 2007. 

For the past 2 years, she has served as an at-large member of the SCAIR Board. 

May 23, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Ronald “Ronnie” E. Chrestman for receiving the Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence!

Ronnie Chrestman Award

Dr. Ronald Chrestman of the Office for Institutional Research was nominated and selected to receive the Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence for 2018.  The award was established in 1999 to recognize Clemson University faculty and staff whose teaching, research and/or service have been exemplary. The award is given to individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the academic life at Clemson University.  The award comes with a monetary award which is divided between the recipient and the University Library to purchase materials for its collection.  Dr. Chrestman’s name will be added to the perpetual Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence plaque which is on permanent display in the lobby of the R. M. Cooper Library. 

March 1, 2018

Interactive Factbook

The Office of Institutional Research would like to introduce our new Interactive Factbook which provides improved data visualization. 

New features include Graduation and Retention data, more historical trend information, as well as filters which allow viewers to customize views. 

We welcome your feedback and suggestions.  Please email any comments to

December 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Ronald “Ronnie” E. Chrestman for receiving the Provost’s Award for Excellence.

This award was established in December 2011 to recognize and reward outstanding staff employees who have made significant contributions to the division of Academic Affairs and student and faculty academic success at Clemson University.  The Provost selects the award recipient based on information submitted to him by the nominator.  Ronnie’s dedication, kindness and support to staff, faculty, departments, colleges and Athletics, as well as his exemplary work and knowledge base contributed to him earning this distinguished award. 

In the 7 years that the award has been given, an employee in the Office of Institutional Research has won 4 times!  Besides Ronnie, other winners have included Jessica Pierce, Dr. Wickes Westcott, and Nancy James.