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From the Dean

Cynthia Y. Young, Ph.D.
Founding Dean, College of Science, Clemson University

Welcome to the new College of Science at Clemson University! I am honored to be the Founding Dean as we strive to become a world-class College of Science that is both locally relevant and globally impactful. I ask that you join us as we strategically chart our collective path forward to advance our discovery, learning and engagement missions within the context of a 21st century land-grant University.

My first week was marked by Eclipse Over Clemson, a celebration that drew tens of thousands of visitors to our campus. Our Science team was heavily involved in the planning and execution of the event that included more than 25 media outlets from around the world, elevating our beautiful campus, academic opportunities and scholarly expertise to the world stage. The 2 minutes and 37 seconds of totality were a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of us. Sharing this with so many people across the country was powerful and awe-inspiring.

As our team of faculty, staff, students and partners begin crafting ScienceForward, a bold strategic plan for the College aligned with ClemsonForward, I encourage you to engage. This plan will guide our strategic priorities and hold us accountable to our aspirations as we move forward. So, as we inclusively and collectively gather as thought leaders to advance ScienceForward with our partners across Clemson and beyond, our challenge will be in thinking differently and pushing ourselves to see the power in partnership, inclusivity and innovation. We will focus on excellence. We will harness partnerships to drive our Research toward the discoveries of tomorrow. We will Engage our students and partners with signature high-impact experiences. We will focus on Academic excellence and world-class talent. And we will help improve Lives within our Clemson family and around the world. We will think, be, and do #CUSciForward. I am confident that our best days are still ahead of us. I hope you will join us.

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College of Science
112 Long Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864-656-3015