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January 6, 2015
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Chato Hazelbaker
Chief Communications Officer
Telephone: 360-992-2921


President Knight will deliver
Annual State of the College Jan. 15

President Knight gives State of the College Address

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College President Robert K. Knight will give the annual State of the College address on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. in Gaiser Student Center.  This year’s address is titled “The Future is Now,” as President Knight will be talking about current initiatives of the college and unveiling the core themes that are being considered for inclusion in the 2015-2020 Clark College Strategic Plan.

During his speech President Knight will update the community on many projects currently underway, including the STEM Building, which is under construction, and plans for other construction. He will also highlight some of the exciting things happening in academic programs on campus, including recent accomplishments in workforce and technical programs.

Clark College continues to be the largest institution of higher education in Southwest Washington. The college began its 2015 winter quarter on January 5 with an enrollment of 12,013. A total of 1,971 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 7 percent from the 1,823 Running Start students enrolled at the beginning of the 2014 winter quarter. The college has also seen a dramatic increase in the number of international students attending the college, with 171 attending this winter quarter, up 56 percent from the start 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.