Student Affairs

Pekarek, Davis assume new leadership roles in Student Affairs


Lesslie Pekarek, MD, FAAFP, oversees Student Health Services at Clemson.
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The Division of Student Affairs recently announced a pair of new leadership roles for two members of its staff, Lesslie Pekarek and Pam Davis.

Pekarek has been named assistant vice president for student health and wellness services. In this role, she holds administrative responsibility over Redfern Health Center, including Medical Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and Healthy Campus. She also continues to serve as Redfern’s director of medical services and recently earned the Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP). This distinguished honor acknowledges an individual’s service to family medicine, advancement of health care and professional development through medical evaluation and research.

Pam Davis
Pam Davis has been named interim assistant vice president for student engagement.

Pekarek provides campuswide clinical and public health consultation and is a member of several university committees. She was a member of the President’s Leadership Institute in 2022-23.

As interim assistant vice president for student engagement, Davis provides transitional direction and supervision over two departments: Campus Reservations and Events, and the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement. She previously served as director of Campus Reservations and Events from 2016-23. She will also continue to serve as senior director of strategic initiatives.

Mandy Hays, who previously served as assistant vice president for student engagement, has transitioned to the role of special assistant to the vice president through her retirement at the end of July.