Kristine Vernon has been named Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Affairs at the Clemson University Honors College, effective May 15.

In this new role, Vernon will lead the development of innovative Honors learning options and strengthen connections with faculty and departments across campus.

Dr. Vernon is a proven leader with extensive experience in curriculum development, a wealth of institutional knowledge, and a student-first mindset. She is a relationship builder with exciting ideas and energy for developing connections across campus and throughout the state to create an Honors student experience that is second to none.


Vernon is a professor of animal and veterinary sciences who has experienced an Honors education from just about every angle – as a student, a parent, professor, faculty mentor and member of her College’s curriculum committee.  

This spring, Vernon also participated as an interview panelist for the National Scholars Program (NSP) finalist selection process. The NSP is Clemson University’s premier scholarship program, offering unmatched learning experiences to a select group of high academic and community service-oriented students.

Vernon also has decades of curriculum development, assessment, faculty success, and leadership experience at the department, college and University levels, including as former chair of the Faculty Senate’s scholastic policies committee and interim chair of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. She also chaired the curriculum committee in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences for three years.

She recently served as the Faculty Senate President, which expanded her footprint across campus, developing strong networks with faculty and academic leaders from every academic college throughout the University and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

I am thrilled to work with the amazing leadership team of the Honors College to continue developing value-added curricular and co-curricular experiences for our Honors students. My current and past interactions with Honors students, instructional faculty, the Honors College’s staff, Dean Winslow and Senior Associate Dean Fine, have always been highly positive and collaborative. I look forward to continuing to establish these relationships in the future.


Want to Discuss?

Get in touch and we will connect you with the author or another expert.

Or email us at

    This form is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.