Dr. Sachi Horback hired as Clark College Vice President of Instruction

June 13, 2018
For Immediate Release

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Dr. Horback brings 15 years of experience to this key position at the college

 VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College has hired Dr. Sachi Horback as the Vice President of Instruction. She is replacing Dr. Tim Cook, who is leaving the college to become the President at Clackamas Community College. Dr. Horback will begin at the college on Monday, July 2.

Dr. Horback is currently the District Dean for Business and Social Sciences at Pierce College. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education both as a tenured faculty member in psychology and as an administrator, with experience in outcomes assessment, eLearning, and professional development. She has a demonstrated track record for improving student success and providing equitable opportunities for students. As a District Dean, Dr. Horback has led focused, collaborative endeavors to grow and strengthen both transfer and professional-technical programs, utilizing expertise and knowledge within the college community and with industry partners. 

As an administrator and licensed psychologist, she has given presentations and has facilitated regional and national trainings related to equity within organizational leadership, systems thinking, assessment, and pathways. Dr. Horback’s most recent innovation has been to spearhead the Cross-Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship Program, a successful statewide program completing its second year. For her leadership, she was given the Bernice Joseph Award by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), given annually for the best academic-leadership resource developed for the WICHE Academic Leaders Toolkit.

“Dr. Horback has a unique set of skills and experiences that have prepared her to contribute to student learning and lead the instructional division of the college,” Clark College President Bob Knight said. “She is very passionate about the work community colleges do to guide student success.”

About Clark College

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving more than 12,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Southwest Washington’s oldest public institution of higher education. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.