Meet the President

Dr. Henry N. Tisdale
Claflin University's Man of Vision

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Welcome to historic Claflin University.

Since its founding in 1869, Claflin has fortified its legacy of providing talented students with an extraordinary educational experience that will catapult them into a successful future. The 21st century emerges with increasing technological and social demands that will test the talents and capabilities of our students. Therefore, it is paramount that we prepare them to be global citizens, equipped to compete. 

Claflin University, now recognized as a nationally ranked liberal arts institution by U.S. News and World Report, has positioned itself as a leading teaching and research institution of higher learning. Students who come to Claflin are met with exciting and challenging opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our nationally accredited programs, dynamic faculty and state-of-the-art facilities infuse our campus with a unique intellectual character that is unparalleled. 

Claflin University is committed to offering quality undergraduate programs, innovative graduate programs and viable continuing education opportunities as we continue to excel in teaching, research and creative expression. Our guiding principles -- Commitment to Excellence, Commitment to Valuing People, Commitment to Being Customer-Focused, Commitment to Exemplary Educational Program and Commitment to Financial Accountability -- are the blueprint by which the University and its students learn, grow and respond to the needs of our society. We continue to implement a strategic plan that outlines our vision of academic excellence with greater emphasis on research, scholarly contributions and creative activity.

As Claflin continues to be exposed on a world stage for its accomplishments and achievements, we look to a promising future and invite you to join us on a journey that takes us to new levels of excellence in higher education.

Again, welcome to Claflin University!

Dr. Henry N. Tisdale

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