Greenville Tech CMI director named assistant vice president at Clemson

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Clemson University announced the director of Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) has been named assistant vice president for the school’s Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives.

David Clayton has been executive director of Greenville Tech’s CMI for three years, which is located on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automative Research (CU-ICAR).

In his position with Greenville Tech, Clayton secured more than $6 million in funding and equipment from corporate partners, according to a released statement from Clemson.

The statement said Clayton’s new position at Clemson will be based at CU-ICAR and will be responsible for managing business development strategies and growing corporate partnerships for the university.

“David’s success in developing strategic corporate partnerships and his business and government contacts will be invaluable as we work to offer our students purposeful educational experiences, innovate new technologies and provide the talent pipeline for industry in our state,” said Jack Ellenberg, associate vice president of corporate partnerships and strategic initiatives with Clemson.

The mission of the Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives is to “increase the university’s partnerships to launch new education opportunities, foster strategic initiatives, grow public and private research programs, and expand support to industries.”

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