Associate Provosts, Associate VPs and Academic Deans
Senior Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Amy Lawton-Rauh serves as the Senior Associate Provost and is the senior advisor to the Provost on all matters related to faculty affairs which includes recruitment, retention, advancement, and institutional shared governance of all faculty (regular, special rank, and administrative). In collaborative leadership with other leaders in the Office of the Provost and across the institution, she supports, participates, and at times leads programs and initiatives more broadly across Academic Affairs.
Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Learning
Sean Brittain serves as the lead advocate for undergraduate education by promoting and implementing engaged learning opportunities and other student success initiatives as well as ensuring access to high quality teaching and learning across the institution. Through leadership, vision, and collaboration, he directly impacts and supports the University’s strategic plan and vision to be nationally preeminent in undergraduate education.
Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Jeremy King is the associate provost for institutional effectiveness. Jeremy manages a portfolio that includes data-informed decision support, public- and private-sector institutional data reporting, SACSCOC accreditation, compliance with processes and policies of the SC Commission on Higher Education, and the assessment of educational programs and academic support units. Institutional Effectiveness also provides critical support for development and approval of academic programs and their modifications, academic agreements, survey administration, University data governance, the measurement and tracking of University’s strategic and tactical objectives, and continuous improvement across the institution.
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
John Lopes oversees all activities within the Graduate School, including advising the provost on policy related to graduate education, overseeing all processes from application through graduation, and professional development for graduate students and faculty. He leads the Graduate School staff in working closely with academic units to support their goals and mission, developing and supporting innovative initiatives in graduate education, and evaluating and maintaining the exceptional quality of programs offered at Clemson.
Associate Provost for Curriculum Innovation
As associate provost for curriculum innovation, Sharon leads the creation and growth of experiential learning and other novel components for Clemson's curricula while engaging with the University's Quality Enhancement Plan on experiential learning. Additionally, Sharon teaches study abroad courses, serves as chair for the Academic Council as the provost's delegate and oversees the Global Learning Institute for Faculty.
Dean of the Honors College
Winslow is an academic and administrative leader on campus, with a focus on ensuring the Honors College plays a prominent role in advancing Clemson Elevate's strategic goals. As dean, she leads the Honors College in its focus on aligning some of the University’s biggest strengths – unrivaled research experiences, community and student life – with a focus on flexible, interdisciplinary, applied, and engaged learning.
Associate Vice President for Academic Finance
Carla Bennett is the Associate Vice-President for Academic Finance for the Clemson University Office of the Provost & Academic Affairs at Clemson University, where she currently oversees the strategic planning and resource allocation of over $600+ million dollars across our academic colleges and support units. She works closely with senior leadership to ensure the financial success of Clemson’s academic strategic priorities including viability of Clemson’s portfolio of degree programs. She is a current member of the IT Governance Group and is currently co-leading the university development and implementation of Clemson’s revenue- based budget model.
Associate Vice President for Strategic Alliances
Tia Dumas serves as the Associate Vice President for Strategic Alliances and is the senior advisor to the Provost on the design and implementation of strategies that promote student, faculty, and staff success in Academic Affairs. Through a shared leadership approach, Dr. Dumas collaborates with senior institutional leaders and external partners to enact the university's strategic goals, employability, and lifelong learning.
Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Shontavia Johnson serves as the associate vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation. In this role, she acts as a connecter between Clemson, corporate partners, businesses and other universities to help faculty, staff and students launch successful businesses. She helps the Provost create and drive strategies that link academic affairs to all parts of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
The division of enrollment management, which includes the offices of the registrar, student financial aid & scholarships, and undergraduate admissions, engages with units across the institution in efforts to promote student success, access, and achievement, effectively fulfilling the University’s strategic enrollment priorities. Developing strategic enrollment targets across all academic disciplines, engagement in strategic recruitment efforts, developing and strengthening processes, procedures, and initiatives, across the student lifecycle, that facilitate student engagement and eliminate barriers to student success are the strategic spaces within which enrollment management plays a critical role.
Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Operations
Phil Landreth is the senior associate vice president for academic operations. Phil provides executive level counsel and innovative solutions to the management of the Academic physical assets and operational resources. He supports the research and education mission of the University by collaborating with Academic Deans, Associate Deans, Vice Presidents, and Department Chairs to develop needs assessments, lead academic building initiatives and plan permanent improvement projects.