E. Mitchell “Mitch” Norville

A 1980 Clemson graduate, Norville recently retired as chief operating officer of Boston Properties in Boston, Mass., one of the largest self-managed real estate investment trusts specializing in the development and ownership of office, industrial and hotel properties in the United States. While there, he was a member Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee of The Real Estate Roundtable and the Office Technology Consortium. While working in Boston Properties’ Washington, D.C., office, he served on the board of directors for the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District.

Norville was on the Baltimore/Washington D.C. Clemson Club board for six years while living in Virginia and has contributed to the Clemson Annual Fund since 1980. He has contributed to the President’s Leadership Circle for the past three years and recently committed to endow a department chair in the College of Engineering and Science.

Norville has served on the board of directors for the Clemson University Foundation and is chairman of the Investment Committee. Norville also serves on the President’s Advisory Board and the Real Estate Development and Advancement Board. He has made significant financial contributions to IPTAY, the basketball program and the West End Zone, where he and his family have been honored with the naming of Gate 6 of Memorial Stadium the “Norville Family Gate.”

He and his wife, Carla, have three sons. Norville served 10 years as a coach for his sons’ football, basketball and baseball teams.

The other distinguished award winners are James Warren “Jimmy” Addison and Edgar James “Ed” Duckworth, both of Atlanta.