The dean of Clemson University’s college of business, Claude C. Lilly, has been named the next president of Presbyterian College in Clinton.
Lilly, whose election by Presbyterian’s board of trustees was announced Friday, will succeed John V. Griffith, Presbyterian’s president since 1998, effective July 15.
“With a compelling vision for academic program development and community and financial growth, he will be a dynamic, creative and decisive leader committed to a strong future for Presbyterian College,” said William B. Shearer Jr., chairman of Presbyterian’s trustees.
Lilly will be the 17th president of Presbyterian, a liberal arts college with a new graduate School of Pharmacy.
Lilly has 39 years of administrative and teaching experience, including posts at Texas Tech University, the University of Southern California, Florida State and as dean of the Belk College of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina. Since 2007, Lilly has been dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University, relocating several graduate programs to downtown Greenville.