People

Celebrating the many members of the Penguin Nation

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…

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…

Executive Vice President of Operations named

Galina Burley

Clark College alumna Galina Burley brings wealth of experience managing different public organizations       Clark College has announced the hiring of Galina Burley in the role of Executive Vice President of Operations. She will begin at the college on July 8.   Burley was hired through a nationwide search. She will be entering a newly created position which oversees college operations including…

College mourns Trustee

Jane Jacobsen

Today the college community learned that Clark College Trustee Jane Jacobsen had passed away over the weekend. “Jane became a Clark College trustee in 2016, and throughout her two terms on the Board she was an indefatigable cheerleader for the college,” wrote Clark College President Karin Edwards in an email to the college community announcing…

New VP of HR named

Brad Avakian brings broad experience of law and labor to role      Clark College has announced the hiring of Brad Avakian in the role of Vice President of Human Resources. He will begin at the college on June 10.   “We are excited to bring someone with Brad’s breadth and depth of knowledge into this crucial leadership position…

Senator Albert “Al” Bauer 1928-2021

Al Bauer on Clark College campus

Clark College alumnus leaves a legacy as a champion of public education      Longtime State Legislator and Clark College alumnus Albert “Al” Bauer, whose work made a major impact on not just Clark College but on all of Washington State’s educational system, died today at the age of 92.   “Clark College has a heavy but grateful heart today as we mourn the passing of retired…

Welcome, Professors!

composite photo of 12 newly tenured faculty

Clark College Board of Trustees approves 2021 tenured faculty      Twelve outstanding educators are the newest members of the tenured faculty at Clark College. Joseph Cavalli (history), Mark Eddinger (mathematics), Amy Ewing Johnson (dental hygiene), Melissa J. Favara (English), Tyler H.J. Frank (career and academic preparation), Doug Harris (music), Christina Howard (biology), Dr. Sarah Kuzera (medical assisting), Dr. Michelle Mayer (mathematics), Kristin Sherwood (College 101),…

Clark College announces new Trustee

Cristhian Canseco Juarez

Governor appoints Cristhian Canseco Juarez to Board of Trustees      Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Cristhian A. Canseco Juarez to the Clark College Board of Trustees. Canseco Juarez is a first-generation college graduate, as well as an immigrant and an alumnus of Washington State University Vancouver. He is deeply involved in community service in Vancouver, providing resources for those…

Sharing their stories

screen grab of four panelists in an online forum about being Black in Vancouver

Two Clark College employees participate in local event about being Black in Vancouver      Two members of the Clark College community shared their experiences of being Black in Vancouver during a public online event held on July 30. Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Rashida Willard and marketing professor Nathan Webster were among four speakers who told their…

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