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Clemson Family Advisory Board

The Clemson Family Advisory Board (CFAB) is a group of dedicated parents who significantly assist the University as it strives to meet the educational and developmental needs of our students while also addressing parents' needs for involvement, information and support. CFAB makes every effort to be a well-informed resource, assist in academic recruiting and offer the parents' perspective to the University.

Board membership applications are submitted each October, after parents of graduating students have rotated off. If you have questions about CFAB or the application process, please contact the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement at 864-656-0515 or by emailing

  • Board Members

    Parents from all over the country are members of the Clemson Family Advisory Board ("CFAB"). Check below to see who is from your region!

    Clemson Family Advisory Boards Member
    Name(s) Hometown
    Nomi and John Russi (Co-Chairs) North Charleston, South Carolina
    Robin Stringer (Chair Elect) Anderson, South Carolina
    Lisa Treadwell (Secretary) Castle Pines, Colorado
    Lisa and Norris Brooks (Co-Chairs, Spring Family Weekend) Midlothian, Virginia
    Sherrie Gasque (Chair, Fall Family Weekend) Marion, South Carolina
    Shae Rozakos (Chair, Orientation) Anderson, South Carolina
    Rebecca Smith (Chair, Move-In/Student Life) Lexington, South Carolina
    Tanya Irby Tucker (Chair, Student Outreach) Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Kathryn Arcari Pilesgrove, New Jersey
    Mark Babin Newport Beach, California
    Karen Becker Anderson, South Carolina
    Audrey Bufkin Anderson, South Carolina
    Suzanne Chastain Lexington, South Carolina
    Kristin Cobb Morehead City, North Carolina
    Charles Cooper Anderson, South Carolina
    Barbara Corey Canton, Georgia
    Marty Cotton Clover, South Carolina
    Nicki Creech Greenville, South Carolina
    Barbara Cullum Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Tripp Davis Columbia, South Carolina
    Bill Douglass Lemont, Illinois
    Ayodele and Basil Dosunmu Greenville, South Carolina
    Kim and Jay Dowd Bradley, South Carolina
    Charles Dunn Linville, North Carolina
    Jennifer Ealey Seneca, South Carolina
    Kimberly Fly Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Kristi and Jimmy Gibbs Columbia, South Carolina
    Angela Hock Fort Mill, South Carolina
    Kevin Hood Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Kimberly Hudson Anderson, South Carolina
    Mattie and Naresh Jain Pendleton, South Carolina
    Lisa Kaplan Royal Palm Beach, Florida
    Carrie Knight New Berlin, Wisconsin
    Tania Liddy Glen Ridge, New Jersey
    Charles Lynch Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
    Emily Ahnert-McCauley and Brian McCauley Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
    Elizabeth and Patrick McGlynn Bethesda, Maryland
    James McKinney Chapin, South Carolina
    Doug Meyer Dacula, Georgia
    Shawna and Troy Moore Columbia, South Carolina
    Bryan Payne Columbia, South Carolina
    Patricia Perez Irmo, South Carolina
    Marlo Poole Seneca, South Carolina
    John Rochford Chesterton, Indiana
    Nathalie Smith Greenville, South Carolina
    William Stephens Pelzer, South Carolina
    Chi Swift Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
    Brandon Templeton Columbia, South Carolina
    Monique Tuttle Clifton, Virginia
    Chris Wehrle St. Louis, Missouri
    Jared Wood Dunlap, Tennessee
    Kim Younghans Camden, South Carolina
  • CFAB Initiatives

    Family Weekends — CFAB works with the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement in the planning and implementation of this annual family event occurring in both Fall and Spring on campus. The committee also coordinates all volunteers needed for the weekend.


    New Student Orientation — The Orientation chair works with the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement to train, coordinate and solicit volunteers. These individuals distribute CFAB literature to parents, answer questions and welcome families to Clemson. All committee members are requested to volunteer in some capacity.


    Move-In — CFAB works with the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement to train, coordinate and solicit volunteers who welcome students and their families to campus each August.


    Student Outreach — CFAB works with the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement and Undergraduate Admissions to solicit volunteers to engage accepted students.

  • Herb Coughlan Memorial Parent/Family of the Year Award

    The Herb Coughlan Memorial Family of the Year award is a special recognition given to a parent or family who has demonstrated dynamic leadership and service to Clemson throughout their student's time at the University.

    Nominees for the Family of the Year award should take additional effort and time in pursuit of the following:

    • Providing consistent service and positive morale to new students and families of Clemson University;

    • Remaining actively involved in promoting Clemson University in their local communities; and

    • Supporting both students and families in meaningful ways.

    Nominations for the award are accepted in late spring throughout the summer. The recipient is recognized at the Fall Family Weekend football game each year.

    Previous Winners

    • 2022: Henry and Jeanie Fischer
    • 2021: Ed and Kelly Rose
    • 2020: Not awarded (due to COVID-19 modified operations)
    • 2019: Roger and Kathy Troutman
    • 2018: Tom and Kathy Reed
    • 2017: Charles and Susan Barker
    • 2016: Shep and Cynthia Haw
    • 2015: Jeff and Susan Busch
    • 2014: John and Kathy Beaty
    • 2013: Eddie and Cynthia Robinson
    • 2012: Wade and Melissa Allen

Clemson Family Advisory Board, 2023
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