Student Affairs

Spurlin named Clemson’s director of Orientation programs


CLEMSON — Glenn Spurlin III has been named director of Orientation programs at Clemson University. Spurlin, who earned a master’s degree from Clemson in 2012, has spent the past 2 ½ years as assistant director for University Housing and New Student & Family Programs at Arizona State University.

Glenn Spurlin III, Clemson's director of Orientation programs, in his office at the Edgar A. Brown University Union
Glenn Spurlin III has been named Clemson’s director of Orientation programs. He previously was a graduate assistant in Student Affairs.

“I am pleased Glenn has decided to come back to Tigertown,” said DeOnte Brown, interim director of Student Transitions and Family Programs. “Our staff is beyond excited for his arrival, and we are confident he will immediately impact our office and the Division of Student Affairs.”

Spurlin partnered in the planning of new student orientation at ASU’s West Campus, while also overseeing programming for two residential communities housing more than 700 students. Spurlin supervised two community directors and student staff, while also serving as a hearing officer for student conduct cases.

Prior to his time in Arizona, he was apartment living coordinator at Kansas State University from 2012-16. He managed the direct oversight and community orientation programs for 650 residents, while planning and implementing trainings for 25 resident assistants.

Spurlin was a graduate assistant at Clemson within the Division of Student Affairs from 2010-12. He was a hall director with University Housing and an intern with both the Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES) and Student Transitions and Family Programs. He managed the operations of three residence halls and supervised 32 resident assistants. He was responsible for overseeing the Orientation Ambassador program in the summer of 2011. With OCES, Spurlin adjudicated student conduct cases and advised student judicial boards over his final year.

Spurlin began his time in the student affairs profession as an intern within the Office of Housing and Residence Life at nearby Furman University, where he conducted assessments centered on transfer student satisfaction and training for resident assistants and freshman advisors.

“Returning to Clemson and working in this role feels like coming home,” Spurlin said. “I am beyond excited to once again call myself a Clemson Tiger and take part in the student experience.”

Spurlin earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Winthrop University in 2009 before obtaining his master’s in counselor education with a focus in student affairs from Clemson. He and his wife, Melissa, have two children.

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