Clemson trustees OK demolition of Clemson House

The most recent meeting of Clemson University's board of trustees saw the passage of a $1.09 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Clemson's VP for finance and operations Brett Dalton said the budget will be instrumental in keeping the university's support programs, personnel and facilities going.

Also at the meeting, the trustees okayed the demolition of residental and office facility Clemson House, which has been a part of the Clemson campus since 1950 when it was established as a hotel. Trustees said Clemson House had become Clemson's most financially-taxing building and it was decided the renovations necessary to bring it up to code would be too costly.

The trustees also green-lighted the establishment of the Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) Center, which will be part of the university's mechanical engineering department this fall and will be used to develop educational, research and industrial software programs.

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