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National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Board (2014-16)

James Clements
President, Clemson University

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James P. Clements is the 15th president of Clemson University, a science- and engineering-oriented, land-grant university ranked among the nation’s top 20 public institutions. Clements is a nationally recognized leader in higher education who will become Chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in November 2014. He also is a member of the Business Higher Education Forum; serves as academic co-chair of the Automotive Sector of the Council on Competitiveness-Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Partnership (EMCP); and is national co-chair of APLU’s Energy Forum. He previously served on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Innovation Advisory Board.