August 21, 2014
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Clark College Hires New Director of Athletics
Ann Walker brings 23 years of experience
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Vice President of Student Affairs William Belden announced today that Clark College has hired Ann Walker as the new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics; her first day will be Tuesday, September 2. Walker comes to Clark from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she served as the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Internal Operations. Overall, Walker has served for 23 years in athletics in roles ranging from administration to coaching.
“We are excited to be able to hire someone with Ann’s depth of experience and commitment to student success in this position at Clark, and I know she will be a great resource and advocate for our student athletes,” Belden said. Walker served as an assistant basketball coach at Creighton University before being hired to head the women’s program at Minnesota State University. From there, she moved into athletic administration and has held a variety of positions including conference leadership roles. She has a M.A. in Sports Psychology from the University of Iowa, and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Northwestern College in Iowa.
Walker comes to Clark during an athletic upswing. Last year, 10 of 11 sports programs at Clark College made post-season appearances and four coaches won conference Coach of the Year Honors. Clark College’s fall athletic programs begin play on Monday, August 25.
About Clark College
Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving up to 14,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Washington State’s largest single-campus, for-credit community college. The college currently offers classes at three satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus; one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver; and one at the Wind River Education Center in Carson. Additionally, its Corporate & Continuing Education program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.