Anthony “Tony” Wagner is Clemson University’s executive vice president for finance and operations and Chief Operations Officer. Tony earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Penn State University and his master’s degree in educational leadership and policy from Temple University. He also served as a deep-sea diver in the US Navy for four years. Prior to joining the Clemson family, Tony served as executive vice president for finance at Augusta University and the affiliated Augusta University Health System. He also previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Temple University as well as serving in various leadership roles at Penn State University in the government relations and finance space. In addition to his higher education experience, Tony has significant government service in Pennsylvania, including serving as deputy secretary of the budget and deputy state treasurer. He and his wife Lisa have two grown sons.