Interim President & CAO

Tom Clawson


  • Ed.D., Counseling, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Certificate of Advanced Study, Counseling, College of William and Mary
  • M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling, College of William and Mary
  • B.S. Biology & Science Education, Minor: English Education, West Virginia University

About Tom

Dr. Tom Clawson, former Chair of NewSchool’s Board of Directors, has assumed the role of Interim President & Chief Academic Officer (CAO) for NewSchool of Architecture & Design. Clawson was appointed to this role by NewSchool’s Board of Directors effective October 1, 2020.

Since 2018, Tom has been President and CEO of Ginkgo Tao Education, LLC., a company that creates credentialing and manages curriculum design and writing in the area of Career Planning.

From 1989 to 2018, Dr. Clawson was CEO of what was to become the world’s largest organization in the profession of counseling. That work allowed him to work for the profession and clients of counselors in over 40 countries as well as oversee the licensure examinations for all professional counselors in the U.S.

From 1981 – 1989, he held numerous coordinator and professional positions for Boston University and Ball State University in West Germany.

Tom Clawson will remain in the position of the Interim President & CAO for NewSchool until the next permanent President is appointed.

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