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Clark College News and Events

April 7, 2009

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing Telephone:  360-992-2921




The Clark College annual report for 2008
is now available on the college Web site

Cover image of the Clark College 2008 annual report

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College has unveiled its 2008 annual report to the community.  The report, created by the college and the Clark College Foundation, features a “then and now” theme – preserving the past by looking back to the college’s first year (1933-1934) and honoring the present as Clark observes its 75th anniversary. 

The 2008 report is available on the college Web site at in both flash and interactive PDF formats.  Clark College President Robert K. Knight noted that the 2008 annual report is being provided in electronic format only “with an eye toward budget considerations and sustainability.” 

According to Knight, the annual report “reminds us that we were founded during the Great Depression by men and women who believed in a bright future for Southwest Washington.   Five faculty members taught fewer than 20 students in one building in downtown Vancouver.”  

Knight added, “Seventy-five years later, we are the second largest community and technical college in Washington state.  As we once again face hard economic times, we have the opportunity – and responsibility – to honor our founders’ legacy by continuing to embrace their belief in a bright future for our college and our community.  That’s how history will judge us.”

Clark College Foundation President & CEO Lisa Gibert added, “We’re proud to be partners with Clark College in creating our annual report -- and in everything we do.  Clark College will play a vital role in our region’s recovery from today’s economic challenges.  That means that our partnership in support of our students is more important than ever.”


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