Clarence William Daugette III

Clarence Daugette IIIClarence William Daugette III comes from a family whose roots run deep at JSU. Daugette’s grandfather, Dr. Clarence William Daugette, was president of JSU (then named State Normal School and then Jacksonville State Teachers College) from 1899-1942. His father, Col. Clarence William Daugette, Jr., was both a graduate and trustee of JSU. He also was the chairman of the board of the International Endowment Foundation, and JSU’s International House is named after him. Clarence Daugette III graduated from JSU in 1974 and went on to serve for 18 years in the United States Army Reserve. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the boards of the Greater Alabama Council Boy Scouts of America and the local Boys and Girls Club. He is president of the International House Foundation Board at JSU. 

After graduating from Jacksonville State University in 1974, Daugette was commissioned in the United States Army Reserves.  He also worked in banking until 1976.  He then became an agent for Life Insurance Company of Alabama, which had been founded by his father in 1952. During this time he took courses from Purdue University's Insurance Marketing Institute.  In 1979, Daugette became Vice President in charge of Investments, a position he held until 1987 when he became President.

Daugette is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter.  Clarence serves on the boards of the Greater Alabama Council Boy Scouts of America, Regions Bank of Gadsden, and the local Boys and Girls Club.  He also serves as President of the International House at JSU.  He was elected President of the National Alliance of Life Companies (NALC) for the 1998-1999 year.  He is a life member of both the Auburn University Alumni and the Jacksonville State University Alumni Associations. 

Daugette maintains his interest in military affairs and is a member of the Armor Association and the Association of the United States Army.  He also presents annual awards honoring his Great-Grandfather, General John H. Forney, to outstanding military graduates at both Jacksonville State University and the United States Military Academy at West Point.