NORFOLK, Va., – South Carolina State President James Clark has been selected as chair of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Presidents and Chancellors, with his two-year term having begun on July 1.
Clark takes over for Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick.
“As a former student-athlete, I am keenly aware of the lifelong value such an experience brings to an individual in the form of team-building and leadership skills,” Clark said. “We cherish that at the MEAC, while keeping a sharp focus on winning on all the playing fields of life – especially the field of academic success. It is my hope to continue and improve upon these MEAC values.”
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Clark is the 12th president in South Carolina State’s history, and he has served in that capacity since 2016. A native of Quincy, Fla. and a resident of Columbia, S.C., Clark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), a Master of Science in Management from M.I.T., and an Honorary Doctor of Engineering and Technology from South Carolina State.
He’s an engineer and a pilot who has brought the intricacy of attention to detail and the critical aspect of its effect on success. He’s known for using his wealth of experience as a successful relationship builder, mentor and team motivator to develop consensus among diverse functional groups.
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