Clemson president to speak at festival

UPSTATE — The Westminster Rotary Club welcomes 9-09 Page 2A.inddDr. James P. Clements, president of Clemson University, as this year’s speaker for the annual Apple Festival Luncheon. One of the highlights of the festival, the event will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Westminster Baptist Church social hall. Tickets are $15 and are available from any Westminster Rotarian, the Westminster Chamber office or at the door.

Clements became Clemson University’s 15th president on Dec. 31, 2013. He is also a professor in the School of Computing, College of Engineering and Science at Clemson. Under his leadership, Clemson has reached several milestones — the largest campus development initiative in university history, a record number of student applications with the strongest academic profile ever; and a record-breaking year in fundraising, with nearly $200 million raised in private gifts since Clements joined the university.