Clark College Equity Centered Strategic Plan
Clark College has started working on the 2021-2025 Equity Centered Strategic Plan. Information about the process, timeline, and logistics will published on this page. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Rashida Willard.
Dr. Rashida Willard
Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/
Diversity and Equity Officer
- Prior Screening Committee met to choose Strategic Planning Committee, ensuring representation from various departments.
- Bi-weekly meetings with Education NW and Strategic Plan EC leads to collect data and ensure progress is moving forward.
- In effort to choose a Strategic Planning Committee, a survey was sent out to the college soliciting participation in the strategic planning committee.
- Kick off meeting with Education NW to discuss next steps in process
- Scope and Timeline meeting with Education NW
- Vendors scored by screening committee.
- Screening committee develops interview questions, and interviews finalists.
- Contract is awarded to Education NW.
- Strategic Plan screening committee convenes to choose vendor.
- Small screening committee includes members of Climate Improvement Taskforce and Social Equity Advisory Committee, Office of Instruction, and a BASAM student intern.
- Strategic Plan EC leads present strategic plan update to Board of Trustees at 11/17 board work session.
- Strategic Plan EC leads meet to discuss RFP process including college priorities and
Senate bill compliance.
RFP for strategic planning facilitation vendor released.
2022 Strategic Planning Committee
- Joey Hicklin, Information Technology Services
- Mike See, Security
- Jenny Shadley, Communications and Marketing
- Rhianna Johnson, Guided Pathways
- Kathy Chatfield, eLearning
- Armetta Burney, OOI
- Jesse Morse, Faculty
- Dr. Tanya Diaz-Kozlowski, Faculty
- Ellie Phillips, Transitional Studies
- Ben Moll, Institutional Research
- Thao Schmidt, Human Resources
- Donna Larson, Veterans Resource Center
- Shelley Ostermiller, Advising
- Mirranda Saari, Enrollment Services
- Tanna Engdahl, Cowlitz Indian Tribe Spiritual Leader, Community Equity Advisory Committee
- Darcy Hoffman, Workforce SW WA, Industry Partner
- Jeff Snell, VPS, K-12 Partner
- Deborah Blom, CC Foundation
- Denise Gideon, Clark College Board Member
- Courtney Braddock, WPEA
- Suzanne Southerland, CCAHE
- Gabrielle Morales, B.U.I.L.D. Representative
- Students to be named (x2)
- Dr. Rashida Willard, Co-Chair
- Paul Wickline, Co-Chair
- Dr. Karin Edwards, Executive Sponsor
Clark College 2019-2021 Strategic Plan - Interim
Clark College inspires learners to excel, transforms lives, and strengthens our increasingly diverse community.
Clark College, in service to the community, guides individuals to achieve their educational and professional goals.
Facilitate student learning by providing the conditions for intellectual growth through scholarship, discovery, application, creativity, and critical thinking.
- Increase completion rates.
- Improve student learning.
Facilitate student learning by providing the conditions that improve educational outcomes and eliminate systemic disparities among all groups.
- Eliminate racial disparities in educational outcomes.*
- Improve intercultural and multicultural competencies among students and employees (including educational opportunities and institutionalizing hiring and retention practices that challenge systems of power, privilege and inequity).
View the college's Social Equity Plan
Facilitate student learning by providing programs, services, and conditions that improve the economic well-being of the students, college, and community.
- Ensure graduates are employed in livable wage jobs either directly after professional/technical program or after successful transfer to four-year institution.
- Reduce the cost of education.
- Align program offerings with regional workforce needs to include technical and work-readiness skills.
Facilitate student learning by providing the conditions that continually improve the college’s physical, virtual, and social environment.
- Develop and improve sustainable environmental, physical, virtual, and social college systems.
Institutional commitment to produce equitable outcomes and challenge systems of power, privilege, and inequity.
Collaboration with individuals, organizations, and businesses to increase student success and improve the community.
Development and implementation of creative and agile strategies to enhance student learning and respond to market needs.
Effective and efficient stewardship of all college resources.
Evaluation and enhancement of all college operations based on data-informed planning and resource allocation.
Clear communication, inclusive consultation, and respectful consideration of multiple perspectives guide decision-making throughout the college.