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Clemson president selected as grand marshal for Greenville Christmas parade

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Outgoing Clemson University President Jim Barker has been selected to serve as the grand marshal for the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade to be held Saturday.

The city of Greenville made the announcement Monday in a news release.

Barker announced he would be stepping down as Clemson University's president and moving back to the faculty in the school of architecture. He served as president for 14 years.

"With the exponential growth of Clemson University over the last decade, we have seen Barker's vision of making Greenville Clemson's 'home city' become a reality," said Greenville Mayor Knox White. "We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize him for his visionary leadership alongside the thousands of people who will attend one of our signature events."

Barker will be honored in the parade that will feature more than 90 floats and marching units.

The Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

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