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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ARS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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50th Anniversary

National Scientific Leadership Meeting and
Annual Recognition Program

Proud Past and Promising Future
January 21-23, 2004
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Clinton Bristow



  • Clinton BristowDr. Clinton Bristow, Jr.
    Alcorn State University

    Clinton Bristow, Jr. was named president of Alcorn State University on August 24, 1995. He is committed to (1) increasing the percentage of minority students attending graduate and professional school; and, (2) increasing the public's awareness and appreciation of the value and contributions to society by land-grant universities through their research, extension programs and overall excellence. Since becoming President of Alcorn, he has doubled the percentage of students attending graduate/professional school, improved retention and established a faculty research incentive program to enhance research in the life sciences, where Alcorn is a national leader in the production of African-American baccalaureate graduates in the life and agricultural sciences.

    Dr. Bristow is active in many organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), Commission on Colleges - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), Capital Financing Board for HBCUs, the Congressional Award Board, Mississippi Agriculture Museum and the Mid-Delta Consortium. He is chair of the 1890s Council of Presidents, president of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), past president of the Presidents' Council, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education and past-president of the Mississippi Association of Colleges. While in Chicago, some of his activities included the Chicago Bar Association, LaSalle Street Business Council, Beverly Area Local Development Corporation, YMCA, Chicago Youth Success Foundation, Kohl Children's Museum and Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education.

    His research efforts have centered around the historical and contemporary development of management theory as it applies to-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Before becoming president at Alcorn State University, Dr. Bristow's administrative experiences included having served as president of the Chicago Board of Education, dean of the College of Business at Chicago State University, and vice president at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago. Dr. Bristow holds the B.A., J.D and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and the MBA from Governors State University, University Park, Illinois.



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