Littleton, Colorado, USA – May 23, 2017

Just over one month ago, Ronald C. Clute, Ph.D., the founding director of The Clute Institute, unexpectedly passed away. Dr. Clute’s dedication to the Institute has been essential to its success and continued growth, and his guidance will be forever missed. Moving forward, the Institute is now directed by Dr. Clute’s wife and co-founder, Diane Pielat-Clute. She is an experienced classroom teacher, holding a Bachelor’s in Education and a Master’s in Special Education from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. The Institute will continue to operate as normal.

We thank those who have already reached out to provide their condolences. Dr. Clute was known for inspiring a relaxed and inclusive perspective to the Institute’s work, with some describing it as a feeling of being a part of a larger family. Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Dr. Clute, however, our dedication to the academic community stands firm. We continue to strive relentlessly to provide our authors with the best conference experience and journal publication services available. This has been our promise since our humble beginnings in 1985, and we intend to stand behind that promise well into the future.


The Clute Institute Team