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Clark College News and Events

June 22, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone:  (360) 992-2921


Jennifer Grove will participate in the National Institute
for Leadership Development’s LEADERS program

Clark College Operations Manager Jennifer GroveVANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College Operations Manager Jennifer Grove has been selected as a participant in the National Institute for Leadership Development (NILD) LEADERS program, an international program for administrators and faculty in higher education.

This year-long program, designed to enhance the skills participants need to assume major decision making roles in their institutions, includes institutional practice in supervisory and human relations skills, planning and budgeting, and organizational transformation as well as discussions with national experts on the issues confronting higher education during the next decade.

Participants in the LEADERS program are chosen for their professional abilities, their interests in advancement in higher education, and the quality of their proposed projects.  As a participant in the LEADERS program, Grove will be mentored by Clark College President Robert K. Knight and Micki Caskey, PhD, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University.  Grove will focus on projects that will benefit Clark College and foster individual professional growth.

Jennifer Grove has over 10 years of experience in higher education.  Since joining Clark College in 2006, she has served as Operations Manager and as Interim Director of Auxiliary Services.   She is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Portland State University, where her focus of study is the intersection of women’s leadership and organizational culture in Washington State community colleges.    

Grove, who resides in Portland, earned her master’s degree in educational policy at Portland State University.  She graduated cum laude from San Jose State University with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and behavioral science.   Her previous educational work experience includes positions with Concorde Career Institute and Oregon Health and Science University, both in Portland.

With headquarters in Arizona, the National Institute for Leadership Development was established in 1981 to advance women into college presidencies.   Today, NILD provides leadership development opportunities for women and men in higher education, public service agencies and private businesses.   Additional information about the National Institute for Leadership Development is available on the Internet at


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