Clark College Board of Trustees

Clark College Board of Trustees

Jack Burkman 2013 – 2018
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University
Certified Professional Coach, Antioch University – Seattle
Mr. Burkman is a Vancouver City Council member. He most recently served as the SW Region Planning Manager for Washington State Department of Transportation. Prior to that, he worked for Hewlett Packard for 28 years, including 21 years in Vancouver.
Community activities include:
• Member and former chair, SW Washington Regional Transportation Council
• Former vice president of Public Policy and member, YWCA Clark County Board of Directors
• Former chair and member, Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board of Trustees

Jane Jacobsen 2016-2019
B.A. in Communications, University of Arkansas
Certificate of Excellence, Switzerland Cultural Art Center - Zurich, Switzerland
Master's work in Business Administration, University of Vermont
Currently working with Gramor Development and the City of Vancouver on development of the Columbia Waterfront Park.
Community activities include:
• Founding Executive Director and member of Board of Directors of Confluence
• Board President, Friends of Fort Vancouver
• Member of the Advisory Council with Columbia Land Trust
• Former member of the Columbia River Gorge Commission
• Former member of the Washington State Historical Society

Royce Pollard 2011 – 2016
B.S. in Secondary Education, University of Alabama
During his six terms as mayor of Vancouver, Wash. from 1996-2010, Mr. Pollard shaped the development of downtown Vancouver including the revitalization of Esther Short Park and the dedication of the Hilton Vancouver Washington Hotel and Convention Center.
Community activities include:
• Board of Directors, Southwest Washington Red Cross

Jada Rupley 2015 – 2020
B.A. in Psychology/Education, Central Washington University
M.Ed. in School Administration, Seattle Pacific University
Superintendent Certificate, Washington State University
Certified Superintendent, School Principal, School Psychologist
As a Governor appointee, Ms. Rupley served as co-chair for the Early Learning Advisory Council building the early learning system. The Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium was a milestone for families with young children, providing over 2,000 quality child care slots in 28 centers in Clark County. In 2012-2014, she was chosen by then-Governor Kitzhaber to serve as Oregon's first Early Learning System Director, implementing legislation for early learning and child care investments for children from birth to 6 years. Currently, Ms. Rupley is the Superintendent of Clackamas Education District. The ESD serves 10 districts and about 70,000 students in Clackamas County, Oregon.
Community activities include:
• H-RoC Board Member
• Clark College Foundation Board Liaison
• Clark County Skills Center
• Clark County Aging Task Force
• Clark County Planning Commission
• Clark County Aging Task Force
• Chair/Board Member Leadership Clark County

Rekah Strong 2012 – 2017
B.S. Criminal Justice, Portland State University
M.A. Social Work/Administration, Portland State University
Ph.D. Social Work Research, Portland State University in progress
Ms. Strong is currently the Chief of Operations and Equity at the United Way of the Columbia Willamette. She has more than 16 years of experience working in public agencies and developing strategies to improve organizational cultural humility.
Community activities include:
• Board member, We Reign Youth Foundation
• Board member, Partners in Diversity