ASLA Chapter: Minnesota
University: University of Minnesota/Professor Emeritus and Former Associate Vice President for Campus Planning
Education: BS, Ornamental Horticulture, Virginia State University (Formerly Virginia State College); BSLA AND MLA, Michigan State University
Most notable professional accomplishments: (1) For over three decades leading the strategic Master Planning, Facilities Design and Development for the Colleges and Research Centers in the University of Minnesota System; (2) President of The Society for College and University Planning, (3) "Founder's Award" for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning from the Society for College and University Planning, (4) Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan State University for Landscape Architecture and (5) Frederick Mann Award for Disciplinary Service from the Faculty of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota.
Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows: I was joyously surprised when I received word that I had been elected to the ASLA Council of Fellows. Typically, when the announcement of the newly elected Fellows is published, I will read about the experiences and accomplishments of the new Fellows. As I reflected on the names of Fellows who are “giants of the Profession,” I am further humbled to be listed among such outstanding leaders, educators and practitioners in the profession. Of course, the “Fellows” designation raises the bar for my responsibilities to continue to raise the profile of the profession and highlight its role in creating and building sustainable neighborhood, communities and cities for all people. Within t hat context, I am pleased that the “Clinton N. Hewitt Fellowship Fund” has been established at the University of Minnesota to fund Graduate Fellowships in the Department of Landscape Architecture along with the “Clinton N. Hewitt Planning and Design Study Fund” to support faculty, students and staff studying or teaching campus related topics in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Minnesota.