September 17, 2007
FOR THIS EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL,
CLARK COLLEGE IS THE NEXT STEP
Ted Kotsakis is the new dean of business and technology at Clark College
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Ted Kotsakis, a veteran educator whose studies and career have focused on excellence in community college administration, has been named dean of business and technology at Clark College.
Kotsakis received an associate of applied science degree at Columbia Basin College, a bachelor of arts degree in education and metallurgy at Central Washington University, and a master’s degree in adult education from Oregon State University. The concentration of his master’s degree was community college administration. He has completed course work in fulfillment of his doctorate degree in college supervision and leadership from Oregon State University.
As an educator, Kotsakis has worked at Columbia Basin College (Pasco, Wash.) and was an instructor and division chair at Lower Columbia College (Longview, Wash.) His work on behalf of Big Bend Community College (Moses Lake, Wash.) took him to Germany evaluating educational opportunities at U.S .military bases then establishing and implementing new training programs. He served as an administrator in the mechanical technologies division at Lane Community College (Eugene, Ore.) then accepted a position as a program manager for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Kotsakis, who resides in Portland, said he sought the job at Clark College because he “longed to return to higher education” and because of Clark’s “great teaching reputation.” He added, “I have experienced nothing but open, friendly and helpful people at Clark College. I’m excited to be at the college as it prepares to welcome students for fall quarter and as the college approaches its 75th anniversary. I’m proud to be working with our faculty and staff to support our students.”