Clarence Plant

Property Administrator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Clarence Plant

Clarence Plant

Property Administrator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Biography

Clarence Plant ~


Career:
- On June 21, 1960, he entered the Corps of Engineers and began his career in the United States Army.
- Over 31 years of his life have been devoted to the service of his country.
- As a Professional Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, Sergeant Major Plant has had a variety of assignments.


Positions Held:
- Senior NCO Army Security Agency
- Republic of Vietnam
- Deputy Installation Coordinator Headquarters 8th Infantry Division Support Command, Germany (a position normally held by a Colonel/LTC), where his responsibilities included Facilities Manager, Rose Barracks (which consisted of 12 units), The health and welfare of 11,562 soldiers and their families, and 56 buildings with an operational budget of over $26 million.
- Other positions included Training NCO for the Post/Engineer School, Fort Belvior, Virginia and Chief Instructor Headquarters first ROTC Region, Fort Bragg, North Carolina with Duty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
- He has successfully held every leadership position from Squad Leader, 299th Engineer Battalion, Republic of Vietnam to Brigade Sergeant Major, responsible for the preparation of Cadets for service as Commissioned Officers and leaders.



Awards Received:
- SGM Plant’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the Army Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award).
-On January 27th, 2007, Clarence Plant was awarded the GOOD NEIGHBOR/CATHY DONAHUE AWARD, given annualy by the Worcester County St. Patricks Parade Committee.

Work and Membership:

- On April 2007 Clarence Plant was appointed Commonwealth National Bank Advisory Board Member.

National Property Management Association - For the past 12 years, Clarence has been an active member of the National Property Management Association and President of the North Atlantic Chapter, which consists of property administrators, ACOs, and program managers from universities, industries, and the Federal Government.
- On January 19, 2007, Clarence Plant was installed as the new Chapter Vice President for the 2007-2009 term.
- As a Certified Professional Property Manager, and past President of the North Atlantic NPMA, Clarence has direct contact with property administrators and program managers of Federal Agencies, Industries, and Universities throughout the country.
- Clarence was called upon to speak at the NPMA 1995 National Educational Seminar, and in September 1996, he was appointed Eastern Region NPMA job coordinator.
- Clarence was also called upon to speak at the 1995 USA Excess Property Screening Convention, and to address the Federal Program Managers at the 1999 USA Excess Property Screening Convention, Lexington, KY.
- On August 7, 1996, he was appointed North Eastern Director of the Users and Screeners Association.
- At the 1997 National Educational Seminar held in Reno, Clarence was presented the 1997 Outstanding Member Award by the NPMA President. Since being elected president of the North Atlantic Chapter certification have increase by 35%.

Training Seminar- On March 10,1998 Clarence held a one day Training Seminar (PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY PARTNERSHIPS BUILDING FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM). Clarence completed all the requirements and submitted his application for Consultant Fellow (CF) certification, an honor he received on June 3, 1998 at the NPMA National Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- In addition, he was also appointed Members Advocate for the NPMA nationals. July 2, 2002 Clarence was appointed Ombudsperson for the Eastern Region of the National Property Management Association.
- For over 26 years, Clarence has been an active member of the Association of the United States Army, which consists of the Defense Industrial Base, and civilian and military personnel.
- In 1986, he founded the Irving J. Yarock AUSA Company at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
- In 1990, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Minutemen Chapter, and in 1992, he became Vice-President. On December 7, 1992, he received the Minutemen Chapter’s Louis M. Perlstein Award. On March 31, 1993, Clarence accepted an invitation to serve as a member on the AUSA National Advisory Board of Directors. In March of 1994, Clarence accepted a position as Vice-President of the New England Region of the AUSA. On June 5, 2004 during the First Region Annual Meeting with General Sullivan, president AUSA National and formal Chief of Staff US Army present accepted the president position of the Minuteman Chapter, AUSA, and First Region.
- Since retiring from the Army, Clarence assumed the duties of Asset Manager/Administrative Services Officer for Worcester Polytechnic Institute and now as Property Administrator. Presently he is responsible for all assets of the Institute that have a value of $500.00 or more with a total value of $492,609,973.65. He has also saved the Institute millions of dollars in excess property in support of research and other institute usage.
- Clarence is committed to helping other property professional’s advance in the property field. He is also a mentor to many faculties, staff, and students at WPI. He has been appointed as advisor to the Black Student Union (BSU) and to the Board of Advisors of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), an organization that honored him with their Administrator of the Year Award for 1998. Because of his great commitment to the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), he was awarded the W.E.B DuBois Award of Dedication on April 12, 1996. Clarence is also working on several political committees.
- Clarence is a past Noble Grand of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Worcester Lodge # 56, and is now serving as Secretary. Clarence is also a past Grand Chaplain and Marshal of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. On June 8, 1996, he was elected Grand Warden of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Massachusetts; and on June 7, 1997, was elected Deputy Grand Master. June 13, 1998, Clarence was elected and installed Grand Master of the state of Massachusetts. The very first Minority Grand Master in the 180 years of Odd Fellows in North American and he received a citation from the Massachusetts State Senate for outstanding leadership. On June 12, 1999, Clarence was elected and installed Grand Representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the World. He is a trustee of the Odd Fellow Home and Chairperson of the Arthritis fundraising committee for the Grand Lodge, of which the I.O.O.F. of Massachusetts has contributed over $225,237.00 to the Arthritis Foundation this year, of which $31,237.50 was donated on the night of April 10, 2004, through the 10th Annual Arthritis Charity Ball. On March 24, 2004 Clarence received the Trustees of the Arthritis Foundation Trustees Awards for all his volunteer efforts. On June 4, 2004, Clarence was reelected Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, IOOF, June 5, 2004, Clarence Plant, CPPM, CF, was reelected as secretary to the board of trustee’s of the Odd Fellows Home his responsibility rest with overseas the operation of the 100 bed home. On June 9, 2004, Clarence was appointed medical officer for the Department Council of Patriarchs of Massachusetts. On March 27, 1997, Clarence received the 1996 Service Award for the Worcester Area from the Arthritis Foundation, and on April 5, 1997, Clarence received a citation from the Massachusetts State Senate for his work with the Arthritis Foundation. On August 22, 2003 Clarence appointed to the Sovereign Grand Master committee to assist in raising 1.3 millions dollars to build an Odd Fellows community in Cambodia to support the needed Children’s. He is also a member of the Trustees of Funds Committee and the Finance Committee for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. On June 9, 2004 Clarence received from the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the Senate Citation for his long, dedicated and distinguished service to Odd Fellowship. On June 11, 1995, Clarence was installed as the President of the Retired Armed Forces Association of New England. On June 13, 1995, Clarence was selected to the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. of Worcester. On July 23, 1996, the Worcester City Manager appointed Clarence to the Off-Street Parking Board. He was also appointed to the facility committee of the YMCA on April of 1998. In October 2002, Clarence was elected to the board of Directors of Children’s Friend. On September 26, 1996, Clarence was elected as a member of the Worcester Rotary Club; and on May 8, 1997, was appointed Chairperson of the Classification Committee. July 11, 2000, Clarence was appointed to the Event Committee (A Salute to our Korean War Veterans of Worcester Country) this committee brought forth on September 17, 2000, John McDermott, sixteen Foreign Nation Representatives, All U.S. Congressional Delegation and Elected Officials from Massachusetts and all Military leaders from Massachusetts, Representatives from each Branch Chief of staff office at the Pentagon, two metals of honors winners and 2,313 people. This committee profited over $121,123.50 for this event. On December 12, 2000, Clarence was appointed to the Neighborhood Executive Cabinet of the City of Worcester. On January 24, 2002, Clarence was appointed co-chair of the executive cabinet of Worcester.
-Clarence Plant, CPPM, CF has been elected to sit on the Commonwealth National Bank Advisory Board

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President at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Professor & Dean, Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Professor & Department Head-Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Member, Diversity Advocacy Board at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Beswick Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor & Director of Collaborative for Entrepre-Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Chairman & Treasurer at R.H. White Cos., Inc.

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Executive Vice President at PAN Communications, Inc.

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Director at Children's Friend

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Clarence Plant
Property Administrator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Memberships
Vice-President
Current

The Association of the United States Army is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Total Army, our Soldiers, Army civilians, and their families; our industry partners, and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation. Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve.

Career History
Property Administrator
Current

Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. WPI's 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Deputy Grand Master
Prior

FRATERNAL ORDER OF SERVICE

Service Member
Prior

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2002 - Current
Board Member
Tenure Unconfirmed
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2009
Awards & Honors
United States Army - Bronze Star Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Legion of Merit
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