Clements Sets Precedent for Professional Development

Robin Clements joined the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in January 2019 and quickly launched a program of professional development opportunities for Agricultural Business Management students. Clements began the Executive in Residence offering, a series of networking events, and developed a job shadowing program, hosted career fairs and worked with student ambassadors on recruitment and special events. After three years of strong service to the department, Clements will be leaving the university for a new opportunity in the project management field in early January 2022.

Clements, who advised hundreds of ABM students each year, is a graduate of both NC State University (2007) where she received her B.A. in Secondary English Education and of UNC-Wilmington (2018) where she earned her M.S. in Higher Education. Clements joined NC State’s staff in 2007 and she has worked directly with students ever since, first in university admissions, then in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) academic programs office.

John Russ, coordinator of the ABM program, said: “I don’t know of anyone who is more knowledgeable of academic policy, curriculum matters, and scholarships and who has a stronger professional network on campus than Robin. I have never worked with anyone who has stronger work ethic and is more devoted to her job than Robin.”

On behalf of the entire CALS community, we wish Clements the best in her future endeavors and thank her for the lasting impact of her professional development programs.


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