Over the past year we had many conversations about the need to better document and tell the complete story of Clemson’s history, and I’m pleased to report that we are making progress. Last week, the Trustee Task Force on the History of Clemson asked me and our leadership team to develop recommendations on how to best tell the full and unvarnished history of this university for present and future generations. The next step in that process will be to listen to you.
Along with holding meetings with representatives of our key constituent groups – such as the Faculty and Staff Senates, student government, the newly formed Diversity Advisory Council, the Alumni Association and other volunteer boards — and members of the broader community, we have developed a dedicated website for comments, feedback and ideas so that each of you has an opportunity to voice your opinion and be engaged on this issue. I encourage you to participate between now and the end of November 2015. You may log in using your alumni profile user name and password. If you do not have an alumni profile, you will be prompted to register one – or you can send your comments via U.S. Mail to:
Attn: BOT History of Clemson
201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
All ideas, feedback, suggestions and recommendations will be given full consideration, and we hope that they will help us strike a balance between telling our complete history, while we look to the future and enhance our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
I hope that you will help us write the next chapter of this great university’s story.