June 29, 2009
For Immediate Release
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Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of
A PASSION FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
The educational and professional journey of Clark College’s
new Director of Advising Andrew Long has taken him from England
to California to America’s Vancouver
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Andrew Long, an education professional with experience as an instructor, academic ombudsman, and program director in support of student success, has been named director of advising at Clark College.
A native of England, Long graduated from the University of Essex in Colchester, England with a bachelor of arts degree in United States studies. He earned a master’s degree in history from California State University, Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Clark College, Long served on the faculty at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) as director of the university Advisement Center, director of the First Year Experience (FYE) program, academic ombudsman, and instructor for Freshmen College Success courses.
During his tenure at CSUDH, Long increased the number of FYE course sections from nine to 30 sections and created learning communities that accommodated up to 800 freshmen students. In addition to expanding the scope and offering of the FYE program, Long was responsible for the university advisement center, supervised faculty and staff advisors, oversaw the advisement center budget, and worked to resolve student issues and concerns.
Long, who currently resides in Vancouver, enjoys “contributing to college life, serving on committees, assisting with orientation, and participating in student life activities.”
“I have a passion for working with students in higher education and assisting them throughout their educational journey,” he said. “Since arriving at Clark College, I have been impressed with the warm welcome people have shown. The willingness of everyone I have encountered to help me transition and learn more about the college is very impressive.”
Long says he “looks forward to settling in the Pacific Northwest with my family and becoming an active contributor to student success at Clark College.”