James F. Barker, FAIA, President

Jim Barker began his career at Clemson as an architecture student and track athlete. After years as a practicing architect, teacher and dean, he was named Clemson president in 1999 and has since presided over a dramatic era of growth in academic quality to see Clemson become a top-25 public research university. His love for all things Clemson is obvious, from sports to interactions with alumni, faculty and students and the class he still teaches each spring. In what little spare time he has, President Barker enjoys traveling, skiing, drawing, painting and spending time with his wife Marcia and their two grandchildren.

Articles by James F. Barker, FAIA, President

The lasting imprint of the Paw

From my second-floor office window in Sikes Hall, I look down every day on Bowman Field and a giant orange Tiger Paw painted on the road at the intersection of Old Greenville Highway and Calhoun Drive. You can see it, too, on a live webcam at clemson.edu. From all points on the globe, alumni send […]