Administrative News

News regarding policies, program changes, budgets, infrastructure, and procedures affecting Clark College

A Successful Audit

This is the 8th year in a row that Clark College has achieved no findings in these state audits, demonstrating that financial reporting and internal controls are in compliance with state laws. 

Opening Day 2022

Clark College starts the new academic year with its first in-person Opening Day since 2019.
President Edwards said that although she has been at Clark College for over 2 years, this was the first in-person opening day celebration, and she was loving it!

New tenured professors

Professor Olga Lyubar stands at a whiteboard, smiling, while two students sit in front of her at tablet computers, talking to each other

College welcomes newly tenured faculty members in chemistry, communication studies, health information management, and nursing      Four outstanding educators are the newest members of the tenured faculty at Clark College. Darcy Kennedy (chemistry), Nick Luisi (nursing), Olga Lyubar (health information management), and Richa Sharma (communication studies) were all granted tenure during the Clark College…

Clark College in remote operations March 21-25

main campus

 As part of its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainable practices, Clark College will be closed to the public March 21-25. One of the ways this commitment is fulfilled is by a “soft closure” of most buildings and services for two separate weeks per year. A soft closure means some programs close entirely, some work remotely, and some remain on campus. …

New Trustee

Denise Gideon

Denise Gideon brings years of leadership experience and community involvement to position      Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Denise Gideon to the Clark College Board of Trustees. Gideon is a seasoned healthcare leader with an extensive record of service to communities. She is currently the System Vice President of Operations & Program Integration at…

Nursing professor receives tenure

Professor Dianne Lucia

Dianne Lucia becomes newest member of nursing program’s tenured faculty      Nursing professor Dianne Lucia was granted tenure during the Clark College Board of Trustees meeting on December 8. Tenure is awarded by the college’s Board of Trustees to faculty based on professional excellence and outstanding abilities in their disciplines. The granting of tenure…

New VPs named

Dr. Michele Cruse and Paul Wickline

New Vice President of Instruction and Vice President of Student Affairs will serve in crucial roles on the college’s leadership team      After a nationwide search, Clark College has announced the hiring of two new members of its Executive Cabinet. Dr. Michele Cruse was named Vice President of Student Affairs and Paul Wickline was…

Dr. Edwards named Aspen Presidential Fellow

Dr. Karin Edwards

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Karin Edwards, president of Clark College, is one of 25 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship. This program supports community college presidents in the early years of their tenure as they aim to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success. The…

Most college offices offline Aug. 17-18

main campus

Most staff at Clark College will be largely unavailable to the public while they participate in a collegewide staff training on Tuesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 18.  Classes will continue as normally scheduled. Additionally, the following services will be available: Child & Family Studies (child care) Computer lab (by appointment only) Library Services (response times to some emails may be…

Clark College announces plans for fall

four students in face masks walking outside Cannell Library

Fall term will begin with many services and classes offered at least partially on campus       Clark College announced today its plans for fall term and the first phase of its return to on-site operations.   Earlier today, President Karin Edwards announced the following:  The college will strongly encourage students and employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19, but will not require…