Feb. 06 -- CLEMSON -- Clemson University's Board of Trustees will consider renovation plans for Littlejohn Coliseum and financing for the proposed Douthit Hills development this week. The trustees will hold their winter meetings Thursday and Friday at the Madren Conference Center . It will be the first public board meeting since Jim Clements took over as Clemson's 15th president on Jan. 1 . Thursday's committee work will include information on the search for a new executive director to oversee the Clemson Extension Service , plus updates on the current legislative session and state budget expectations. There will also be consideration of new doctoral programs in education. The finance and facilities committee will consider final concept approval Friday morning for the proposed renovation of Littlejohn Coliseum -- previously estimated to cost $60 million to $80 million . There are also financing measures for work at Memorial Stadium and Kingsmore Stadium . That committee will also take up a bond resolution to finance the $213 million Douthit Hills mixed-use project proposed for the east side of campus, which would include street-level retail spaces and dormitories above for Bridge to Clemson students. The Bridge students, enrolled in a joint program with Tri-County Technical College to prepare them for entry into the university, are now housed near the TCTC campus in Pendleton . The full board meets Friday afternoon to act on the committee work and receive reports from administrators, faculty, staff and students. There will also be a progress report from the university's foundation about the Will to Lead fundraising campaign, which had reached $712 million of its $1 billion goal when the trustee met last fall. ___ (c)2014 the Anderson Independent Mail (Anderson, S.C.) Visit the Anderson Independent Mail (Anderson, S.C.) at www.independentmail.com Distributed by MCT Information Services
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