News Releases

November 27, 2012
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

Telephone: 360-992-2921


Clark College: 
Ringing out 2012.
Ringing in 2013.

Clark College Chime Tower and Fountain

Clark College prepares to welcome students to winter quarter 2013 –
including some taking The Next Step from Town Plaza to the college’s main campus


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College will ring in 2013 by welcoming basic education students to its main campus. 

Those programs, which were previously offered at Town Plaza, will have a new home in the “T” Building on the west side of Fort Vancouver Way when winter quarter opens on Jan. 7.  Classes will be offered in the space which formerly housed Clark’s Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) department, which is now located in the West Coast Bank Building, 500 Broadway, Vancouver. 

Clark College Director of Basic Education Larry Ruddell said, “This move will give our students more access to college resources and new pathways to success.  That’s very exciting.”  Nearly 1,400 students took basic education classes at Clark College in fall 2012.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, President Robert K. Knight will present the 2013 State of the College Address at 11 a.m. in the Gaiser Student Center.  Following the address, guests will be invited to tour the new basic education site.  Travel directions and parking maps are available at

During the 2011-2012 academic year, Clark College was the largest single-campus provider of for-credit classes in Washington’s community and technical college system.  In fall 2012, Clark welcomed more than 15,100 students.

Through all of its programs, Clark College supports learning for more than 26,000 residents of Southwest Washington each year. 

Clark College Mascot OswaldWinter Break 2012: Plan ahead now to get the help you need

Clark College will be closed to the public on Dec. 24 and 25. 

From Dec. 26-28, the advising and financial aid offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The Clark College Bookstore will be open on Dec. 26 and Dec. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Dec. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The cashier’s office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 26 and 27 and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.

Other services will be closed on those dates to prepare for winter quarter.  Clark College will be also closed on Jan. 1, 2013.

Complete information about Clark College – including many online student services–is available 24/7 at and on the college’s Facebook and Twitter sites.  Clark is also active on Flickr and YouTube.