Garth Clayton has joined Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU)

as a senior grant writer in the Department of Grants, Research, and

Contracts Administration. He comes to the University from Texas College,

where he was the director of fund-raising and sponsored programs.

In the position, Clayton will research and identify potential sources of

funding and write proposals to corporate and foundation prospects.

“”When I first visited the WesternU campus I noticed that all the employees

seemed happy and very friendly, and that made me feel very comfortable

about accepting the job,”” Clayton said. “”I’m looking forward to the

challenge of soliciting enough funds to keep up with all the growth at


Clayton is currently working on several funding projects for the Center

for Disabilities Issues and the Health Professions, which was established

in January, and for the new College of Veterinary Medicine, scheduled to

open in the fall of 2001.

After earning a bachelor’s and masters degree in English from the

University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Clayton returned to the school for

his PhD in English. He expects to finish that degree in May, 2000. He

earned several awards at the school, and was named a Graduate Council

Research Fellow in 1996.

According to Matthew Katz, director of grants, research and contracts

administration, Clayton was a good fit for WesternU because of his

experience doing similar work at Texas College.

“”Garth’s experience working in higher education and his familiarity and

expertise with foundations and government grants made him an ideal

candidate for the senior grant writer position,”” Katz said. “”I know he

will be a vital asset to the University and to the department as we

continue to grow and expand our programs and services.””

Clayton is a member of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and several

disciplinary associations. He resides in Pasadena.