Clat College President Knight delivers annual State of the College Jan. 20

January 13, 2017
For Immediate Release

For additional information:
Hannah Erickson, Clark College Communications & Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2954

Speech points way to college's "True North" 

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College President Robert K. Knight will give the annual State of the College address on Friday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. in Gaiser Student Center.

During his speech, President Knight will update the community on many projects currently underway, including the college’s future facility in Ridgefield (Clark College at Boschma Farm) and the under-construction McClaskey Culinary Institute, slated to open in the fall when Clark’s culinary programs relaunch. He will also highlight some of the successful initiatives the college has begun to help boost enrollment and retention, including new services for incoming students and the college’s commitment to the Guided Pathways model of higher education.

Clark College continues to be the largest institution of higher education in Southwest Washington. The college began its 2016 winter quarter on January 9 with an enrollment of 10,557. A total of 2,337 of those students were high school students participating in Running Start, the popular Washington state program that allows high school students to earn tuition-free college credit. This is up 28 percent from the 1,823 Running Start students enrolled at the beginning of the 2014 winter quarter.

The State of the College address, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 11 a.m. in Gaiser Student Center on the college’s main campus. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Wash. Driving directions and parking maps are available at

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, you should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit Penguin Union Building room 013, as soon as possible.