Chato Hazelbaker
Chato Hazelbaker
Chief Communications Officer

Barbara KerrChato Hazelbaker, who joined Clark College as chief communications officer in 2013, is a seasoned communications professional with 15 years of experience, mostly in higher education institutions.

Hazelbaker earned his bachelor's degree in English from Rocky Mountain College in 1996 and a master's degree in leadership from Crown College in 2004.

Hazelbaker has worked as Director of Communications at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota; as the Marketing and Media Relations Director at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota; and as Director of Marketing at Montana State University-Billings. Hazelbaker has taught Organizational Leadership, as well as Leadership and Technology, as an adjunct faculty member at Bethel University.

Earlier in his career, he worked in several roles for Eddie Bauer Inc. including Communication Manager-Stores at the corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

Hazelbaker is in the process of earning his doctorate in Organization Development at the University of St. Thomas.