Phlegar chosen to lead Office of Community and Ethical Standards

Greg Phlegar is Clemson’s new director of Community and Ethical Standards.
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CLEMSON — Greg Phlegar, most recently associate dean of students at Denison University, has been chosen to lead Clemson University’s Office of Community and Ethical Standards. In his new role, Phlegar will direct a staff charged with maintaining confidential student discipline records, investigate reported violations of student regulations and arrange for cases to be adjudicated.

“Greg’s energy and passion for helping students will be great assets to the division,” said Almeda Jacks, vice president for Student Affairs. “We welcome him into our family, and know he will do a great job.”

Phlegar directed the Office of Student Conduct & Campus Values at Denison, located in Granville, Ohio, from 2006 to 2017. He added the associate dean of students title in 2011. During his time at Denison, he served as the university’s chief conduct educator and resolved offenses related to students, groups and organizations. Phlegar led the Behavior Intervention and Campus Operations teams as well. He began his career in higher education at Denison from 1997 to 2001 as an area coordinator within the Office of Campus and Residential Life.

“I am so excited to be joining the Clemson Family and am grateful for the opportunity to be here,” Phlegar said. “Everyone I have met — from students to colleagues — has been warm and welcoming during my transition. I’ve never encountered students so engaged and passionate about their college experience, which makes me eager to begin the work ahead. It’s clear to me that people care deeply about Clemson and feel a special connection to this place. Given the energy I’ve experienced so far, I know that same feeling is just around the corner for me as well. I look forward to a productive and positive year.”

Phlegar was the director of judicial affairs from 2001 to 2006 at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. He was SCAD’s first chief student conduct administrator. His primary responsibilities were adjudicating cases for an enrollment of more than 8,000 students and supervising the conduct education of six residence hall directors.

“We’re so very fortunate to have someone of Greg’s experience join us at Clemson,” said Chris Miller, associate vice president and dean of students. “His dedication to student development throughout his career has been exceptional and we look forward to his work leading the Office of Community and Ethical Standards.”

Phlegar earned a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from The College of Wooster in 1990, and Master of Education degree in college student personnel services from the University of Louisville in 1997. He is a member of both the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).