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Association of College and University Housing Officers – International elects Clemson’s Bush Hobgood vice president


Kathy Bush Hobgood, the University’s associate vice president for Auxiliary Enterprises, will start her three-year term as the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International’s vice president in January 2023, initiating a path that propels her to president-elect and president of the association.

Hobgood’s Role at Clemson

Auxiliaries on college campuses are a group of departments furthering the academic mission of their institutions by creating environments that support student engagement and success and provide important services to the broader University community, including staff, faculty and visitors. At Clemson, that large team led by Hobgood includes professionals working in housing, dining, the bookstore, the child development center, parking & transit services and vending operations.

New Role with ACUHO-I

ACUHO-I is the premiere association for housing and residence life professionals with nearly 20,000 members from over 900 colleges and universities around the world. As vice president, Hobgood will work with external association business partners, ad hoc committees and task forces and she will have primary responsibility for the association’s constitutional review. She will also serve as the Executive Board liaison to the ACUHO-I Research and Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.

Qualifying to serve as vice president illustrates the extensive knowledge Hobgood possesses to bring to her role each day at Clemson.  Being elected by her peers is a testament to her commitment and service to the association, the field, and students across the globe.

“At Clemson, we benefit greatly from Kathy’s boundless energy, her vast knowledge in the field and her leadership at an international level,” said Chief Financial Officer Rick Petillo. “We are very proud to have Kathy positively shaping our students’ experiences, and now her work with ACUHO-I can now benefit students around the world.”