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President Barker to have Triple Bypass Surgery

by TigerNet Staff - Thursday, January 17, 2013 5:56 PM
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Here is the email that Clemson students and professors received around 5PM EST:


Dear Clemson:

During a medical check-up this week, I became aware of a situation that will require immediate attention. Tomorrow morning, I will have triple bypass surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital in order to treat blockages that were discovered during a heart catheterization today. This will require a hospital stay of five to seven days with visitation limited to family, and I anticipate a medical leave for recovery. I am delegating the responsibilities of office to Provost Dori Helms until the Board of Trustees can convene tomorrow and take any appropriate further actions.

I have every confidence of a complete recovery for several reasons. First, I am being treated by Clemson doctors and nurses. Second, I am in good health overall. Third, I have full confidence in the administrative team at Clemson to keep projects and priorities moving forward without a hitch. The Board of Trustees has been notified and has pledged their full support as well.

Be assured that I will keep you informed as I learn more from my doctors.

Sincerely,

--Jim Barker

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Subject (Replies: 25) Author
General Update: President Barker to have Triple Bypass Surgery
TigerNet News®
Hope he has a speedy recovery.
CUsouix®
My thoughts and prayers are with you, President Barker!***
Judge Keller
Re: General Update: President Barker to have Triple Bypass Surgery
palmettoson
Re: General Update: President Barker to have Triple Bypass Surgery
clemsonporu
Prayers for Pres Barker. Speedy recovery.***
movino
Good thoughts and prayers your way, President Barker***
grover173
GOOD LUCK PRESIDENT BARKER***
TigerGreenWave
What, exactly, don't you care for?
uproar84®
No mention of God?
Wrangler®
My guess is the PR team who wrote it is being PC
NortherTiger®
coach Swinney works for the university as well***
ragtop
Were you making a point?
NortherTiger®
You're an a$$.***
Stamos
Pretty dumb post. Maybe he believes god doesn't choose to
Completely Solid Orange®
Get well soon Ole Tiger***
sspassport®
Sincere best wishes for successful surgery and a speedy
hartins®
Prayers for Pres B!! We need him to do some more pushups
clemsonsuzi®
Prayers for a quick recovery***
TigerzzRoar®
Re: General Update: President Barker to have Triple Bypass Surgery
allorangeallthetime52®
Wish President Barker a successful surgery and speedy
Tiger5
Re: No mention of God?
Tigers2388
Prayer on the way for Pres Barker's
GrayBengal®
Re: President Barker -Triple Bypass Surgery-SPEEDY RECOVERY!
CUalum79ALLn65®
Made sure he had clemson docs-prayers for quick recovery.***
Zoe09®
best of luck to you---you'll be in our prayers***
ragtop


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