Frederick L. Clement is executive vice president and CFO. Appointed in 2012, he partners in close collaboration with Dean and President, the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Academic Dean, Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, and a hugely talented group of leaders, faculty, and staff to execute the seminary’s strategic plan. His functional areas of management responsibility include administration, finance, investment, accounting, facilities, HR operations, auxiliary services, and legal affairs. He is a member of the board’s executive committee and its committees on strategic planning, investment and finance, and building. As corporate representative of the seminary, he serves on the Diocese’s Natural Resources Stewardship Committee by appointment of the Bishop Diocesan; the committee advises on the strategic management of oil and gas interests owned by diocesan foundations and the seminary. Together with Steven Tomlinson PhD, he co-teaches a course on leadership and administration, extending his reach across campus from his office in the Rather House to a classroom in McDonald to interact with students.
Prior to his appointment, he was COO of an 1,800-member Presbyterian church for 16 years, where his last major project culminated in the addition of an $18 million family life center.
As a lifelong learner, Executive Vice President Clement has participated in executive education and certificate programs in negotiation, investment management, risk management, and mediation at Harvard Law School, the CommonFund Institute at Yale, Cambridge, and at the Dispute Resolution Center of Austin, where he served as board president and a certified mediator. He has attended numerous conferences and seminars on accreditation, tax and employment law, higher education law and management, Title IV federal student aid, and Title IX compliance. He has been profiled on the cover of Church Executive magazine and is a recipient of the Golden Hammar Award for excellence in administration. He is married to Donna Hill Clement. The couple has two college age children.
MLA, Management, Harvard University
Graduate professional certificate in strategic management, Harvard University
BA, English, University of Texas at Austin
Certificate in Risk Management, Cambridge University