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Student Affairs

Membership, Bylaws and Expectations

Operating Tenets

Members of the Executive Council are appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) for two-year terms. Members are eligible for additional two-year terms with the approval of the VPSA. Continuing membership status will be based on each member's desire to continue as a council member and the fulfillment of membership expectations and responsibilities.

The Executive Council operates under three major tenets:

  • To support, advise and assist the vice president on the division's strategic priorities, initiatives and goals
  • To serve as ambassadors for the Division of Student Affairs, the University and community by sharing the most up-to-date information on the needs, strategic priorities and impact on student life at Clemson
  • To use individual expertise and areas of interest to supplement the educational experience of Clemson students
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Member Expectations

The Executive Council chairperson is appointed by the VPSA and shall serve a two-year term with the option of being reappointed by the VPSA. The group meets a minimum of two times per year in conjunction with other Clemson University events as practical. An optional summer meeting may be scheduled as needed at the discretion of the VPSA. Meeting locations may vary but will be held on campus unless approved by the VPSA.

Members of the Executive Council are expected to:

  • Participate actively and attending meetings and events as appropriate
  • Advocate on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs and VPSA with donors, business leaders, community members, governmental leaders and other constituents
  • Provide counsel to the VPSA regarding specific targeted initiatives to advance the division's goals
  • Commit to an annual gift to Student Affairs of $25,000 to support divisional priorities
  • Refer prospects for gifts to University development staff for evaluation and cultivation
  • Assist in the recruitment of potential new members when requested by the VPSA
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Council Roster


Name(s) Hometown
Heather and Angelo (chair) Mitsopoulos Fort Mill, South Carolina
Caroline and Doug Davidson Johns Creek, Georgia
Rose and Frank Fotia Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Bo Gossett Greenville, South Carolina
Misty and Carl Howard Charlotte, North Carolina
Janet and Mike LoConte Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Julie Seitz Alpharetta, Georgia
Beth and Frank Southers Atlanta, Georgia
Emily and James Traweek Dallas, Texas
Janet and John Wurch Rumson, New Jersey
Amy and Rob Yoder Seneca, South Carolina
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