James P. Clements became Clemson University’s 15th president on Dec. 31, 2013. Under his leadership, Clemson has raised the bar in academics, admissions, enrollment, retention rates, graduation rates, research and diversity. Clements has also led the way in helping to raise more than $2.5 billion in private funds during his career, including approximately $1.7 billion since he arrived at Clemson. During Clements tenure, Clemson athletic programs have continued to rise in preeminence, winning 2 National Championships in Football, 1 National Championship in Men’s Soccer and 17 ACC Championship titles. Driven by the university’s elevated academic reputation and the exposure from their athletic success on the national stage, the value of the Tiger Paw has never been higher.