Meet the Advising Services Team
- Ed Planner - Advising Srvs
- (360) 992 - 2732
- Name: Jorge Argueta
Preferred Name: George
B.A. in History
M.A. in History, Greco-Roman emphasis
Case Load Assignment: Running Start, Business Transfer, General AA/DTA
Clark Employee since Jan. 8, 2018
• Worked admissions at WSU Vancouver. This entailed reading transcripts and understanding how credits transferred from other institutions into WSUV. Fifty per cent of our transfer students came from Clark College, thus I know how our credits transfer toward various WSUV degrees.
• Worked at Warner Pacific University and advised for the Human Development and Health Care Administration. I have knowledge of the Oregon community colleges and the AAOT.
• Currently an Academic Advisor at Clark College. I advise primarily transfer student (traditional and Running Start).
• I have taught COLL 101 and currently teach the entire US history survey courses. I have taught US history at various institution since 2011.
• Mountain or rode biking with my wife and friends
• Playing with my baby daughter
• Cooking meals for family and friends.
• Playing basketball whenever I get the chance
• Watching Lakers and Patriots games
• Strength training at my garage gym
• Binging on awesome Netflix shows with my wife
• Going to the movies whenever a new Marvel movie comes out
• Listening to music and chilling at home
• Playing video games (on the rare occasion that I get to!)
- Assoc Dir-Advising
- (360) 992 - 2048
- Preferred name: Aaron (he/him)
Master of Arts – Student Affairs Administration (2020) from Lewis & Clark College
Bachelor of Arts – English and History (2010) from the University of Vermont
Clark Employee since January 2023
I have a unique combination of experiences in higher education. Prior to coming to Clark, I served as the Head Track and Field Coach and the Director of Intramurals at Lewis & Clark College, where I oversaw all aspects of both programs. I began my career at Emory University, and I have experience in leadership, supervision, budget management, program management and development, assessment, and student progress monitoring. In addition to my work in athletics and coaching, I have developed co-curriculum and diversity, equity, and inclusion programs for higher education institutions.
Student experience and success are the essence of my work. I am dedicated to cultivating the most rewarding and intentional outcomes for all students. Advising Services and Clark College do this every day, and I am fortunate to be a part of this community.
Outside of Clark College, I enjoy seeing all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I love exploring the Columbia Gorge, visiting food cart pods, and spending time at my local farmers market. If you see me off campus, I will probably be wearing Nike, eating New Seasons fruit snacks, and carrying my current book (see my email signature for what I am reading).
- Educ Planner - Proftech
- (360) 992 - 2309
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Oregon State University
Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership, Higher Education/Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University with a certificate in Academic Advising
Case Load Assignment: AST-2 Engineering and Computer Science, Professional/Technical Programs including Network Technology and Computer Technologies, Cybersecurity and transfer degree students
Clark College Employee since 7/10/2017
While working as an undergraduate work-study in the engineering department at Oregon State University, I started to think about advising as a career option. After graduating and figuring out that I needed more education, I looked into graduate programs. Not being a strong student myself, I found this incredibly intimidating but found an amazing higher education master’s program that provided me opportunities for growth and learning.
After finishing my program, I went on to work at several 4-year institutions on both sides of the country, including public and private and have specific experience advising within the areas of engineering and computer science. I worked on the registration side of student affairs at another local community college before coming to Clark College to return to advising. I love helping students make sense of higher education and take ownership of their own education and future.
- Educational Planner - Professional/Tech
- (360) 992 - 2054
- Preferred Name: Wendé (she/her)
Master of Science in College Student Services Administration (minor in Adult Education) – Oregon State University
Bachelor of Arts in Human Development (minor in Psychology) – WSU Vancouver
Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education – Clark College
Areas of Study:
Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical
Business and Entrepreneurship - Last Names K-Z
Clark Employee in Advising Services since 2010
I began my work in higher education by working with the Associated Students of Clark College; WSU Vancouver; and Oregon State University. My first job in Academic Advising was back at Oregon State University (2002) as an intern and Graduate Student Professional in their University Exploratory Studies Program. I have worked in other Student Affairs offices including: Student Development at The Art Institute of Portland (AiPD), Admissions at WSU Vancouver (WSU Vancouver), and International Student Advising at both AiPD and WSU Vancouver.
I also visited Florida Atlantic University to attend their Appreciative Advising Training. I have been a Certified Appreciative Advisor since 2019 and use appreciative advising strategies in my daily work with students.
I like to explore my creative side in my spare time, I sew, draw (Prismacolor pencils are my favorite), take pictures, and even taught myself how to both knit and crochet on youTube. I volunteer as an Art Discovery teacher at my local elementary school as well.
- Educ Planner - Heoc
- (360) 992 - 2099
- Name: Marcy Gilchrist
Preferred Name: Marcy
B.A. in Political Science
Minors -Women’s Studies and Psychology @ Central Washington University
Case Load Assignment: Running Start, General AA/DTA
Clark Employee since July 2017
I’ve worked in the community college system for almost 19 years! I used to manage the Running Start Program at Lower Columbia College and coached volleyball there as well. I’ve also worked in the Scholarship and Foundation offices.
I am active in the volleyball community. All of my daughters played or still play club volleyball and I am still coaching. My oldest daughter is the head coach at Woodland High School!
I have one daughter who graduated from Running Start and is currently at Central Washington, and my youngest will be starting her second year of Running Start in the fall! My husband is also currently attending Clark.
I binge watch NETFLIX and love going to the movies. I’m also a foodie, so when you come in to see me let me know of any good places to try!!
- Ed Planner - Advising Srvs
- (360) 992 - 2953
- Name: Jessica Hash
Preferred Name: Jessica
Degree(s): I am a Clark College Alumna! B.A. In Social Sciences, concentration in HR & Personnel Psychology. Certificate in Human Services & Case Management.
Case Load Assignment: Health Care & Bioscience
I began my journey at Clark College on the front lines of Advising Services in January 2012, working in several capacities throughout Advising Services and Credential Evaluations. I have specialized in overseeing selections for the Selective Admissions programs and most recently, I have joined the Health Care and Bioscience division in Advising Services. I quickly discovered my passion to collaborate with students on their educational goals and I find fulfillment through seeking possibilities in others.
My topmost values are empathy, curiosity, creativity, and humility. In my home life, I love exploring the great outdoors! I love camping, hiking, and sightseeing in state and national parks. I also discover happiness through international travel and learning about cultures different from my own. My first love is my partner, but my second love is dinner. Food is LIFE!
Clark College is my home away from home and Student Life is part of who I am. I look forward to meeting you! Let’s talk GOALS!
- Ed Planner - Advising Srvs
- (360) 992 - 2678
- Name: Shannon Jackson
Preferred Name: Shannon
Bachelor of Arts: Social Science
Master of Science: Educational Leadership & Policy
Graduate Certificate: Teaching Adult Learners
Case Load Assignment:
AA-DTA, BMRP, Business Non-Transfer, Culinary, Welding, Diesel, Network Technology, Computer Technology, Business Technology, Mechatronics
Clark Employee since October 2016
Certified Appreciative Advisor
Before joining the advising team at Clark College in 2016, I held a number of roles in higher education at both public and private institutions. I have worked in admissions and recruiting, enrollment and registration, textbook and materials merchandising, and student services.
I love coffee, cooking, everything about houseplants, and learning new things. I am always looking for an opportunity to escape to the coast, and I love being outside. I enjoy watching live music, action movies, funny TV shows, and DIY videos on YouTube. Barbara Kingsolver and Anne Tyler are my favorite authors, the New Orleans Saints are my favorite NFL team, and there's almost always some baking experiment in my oven. I have a passion for crafts, rearranging furniture, being on the water, and dancing in my living room.
- Ed Plan-College Prep&Trans
- (360) 992 - 2459
- Name: Joseph Jenkins
Preferred Name: Joe Jenkins
AAS in Fisheries Management
AA-DTA, BA in Human Development
Master in Education
Case Load Assignment: General Transfer, Business Administration, Elementary Education, and also a Veteran's School Certifying Official.
Clark Employee since 6/2005
After beginning Clark College as a student in 2005, I started a work-study position in Financial Aid. While working this position, I found a passion to help students achieve their academic/professional goals. After two years in the Financial Aid Office I began working as an Academic Advisor. During my time here in the Advising Center I have worked with profession technical students, health occupations, however transfer-advising is my specialty.
I also work supporting our Veteran's population as a School Certifying Official along with Advising them for all degree programs here at Clark College.
After finishing my AA at Clark, I transferred to Washington State University Vancouver and completed my bachelor's degree in 2010. After a short hiatus, I returned to school in 2013 to get my Master’s in Education at Portland State University. I believe my educational background really does help me in my position as an Academic Advisor Clark College.
Being a native of the PNW I love anything outdoors. I grew up camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. On my off time from work I can usually be found hanging out with my family (Ohana is most important to me). I love to hit the road for random road trips to nowhere particular. If given the option I would be living on the beach in Maui :-)
Seattle Seahawks are my team and I really want to believe Bigfoot lives :-D
- Director of Advising & Career Services
- (360) 992 - 2505
Master of Arts, Education – Counseling & Guidance, emphasis in Student Affairs/Higher Education Counseling from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Arts – Political Science from University of Washington
Clark Employee Since May 2022
Prior to joining the Penguin Nation at Clark College, I served as Director of Advising at North Seattle College, following several years at the University of Washington Bothell in academic advising and advising leadership roles. I began my career in higher education as an academic advisor at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, after I earned a Master of Arts in Education. As a graduate student at Cal Poly, I worked in Residence Life, Athletics, the Disability Resource Center, International Programs, and in STEM career counseling at Alan Hancock Community College.
I am committed to improving equitable access to educational opportunities and support systems for students that help them achieve their personal and career goals. It is a privilege to dedicate my career to building better pathways and bridges for students at Clark College.
I am grateful to live in the Pacific Northwest and I spent my time outside of Clark raising two little kids and spending time with family.
- Associate Director of Advising
- (360) 992 - 2250
- Preferred Name: Tasaday
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts - Human Development (2002) from WSU; Master of Science Educational Leadership - Policy Foundation and Administration (2010) from PSU
Clark College Employee Since - October 2011
I am a Clark College Alumna, having earned both the AAS in Culinary Arts and the AA in General Studies. These two degrees provided the skills and knowledge to work while continuing to complete my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. I've enjoyed my previous jobs as a peer mentor, admissions recruiter, international student advisor, alumni services director and advisor.
Outside of work, I enjoy family time with my husband and two elementary school aged children. We love a good family movie night, preferably after spending some time outside paddle boarding (when the weather is nice), bike riding or just running around in the yard. Of course, you'll find us in the kitchen baking up treats and trying out new recipes (although spaghetti and tacos are a favorite go-to).
The best part of my work is learning about others' goals to support and be a resource along the way. I'm amazed at the talent, strength and commitment that exists in our community.
- Ed Planner - Advising Srvs
- (360) 992 - 2656
- Name: Carley Willis
Certified Appreciative Advisor
Preferred Name: Carley
Degree(s): Social Work, B.S.W- George Fox University, Leadership in Higher Education, M.S.- Capella University
Case Load Assignment: Running Start, AA transfer degrees, and some Healthcare and Biosciences programs
Clark Employee since April 2015
I started working at Clark College as a part time Health Occupations Advisor and then became a Running Start Advisor. I now work full time as Academic Advisor specializing in all transfer degrees, Running Start, nursing and dental hygiene programs. I also teach College 101. My job satisfaction stems from the opportunities I have to develop relationships with students, to partner with them in establishing goals and plans to achieve their educational goals, and to encourage and support them along the way. I look forward to getting to know you!
Taking family walks, trips to the park, playing games, snuggling my havapoo puppy Chloe and family movie nights with my husband and three kiddos is my absolute favorite. I love sunshine and enjoy every opportunity I have to take a trip to the beach or explore the beautiful northwest with friends and family.
I also enjoy:
• Watching my kids play soccer and participate in other extracurricular activities
• Camping trips with friends from church
• Weekend getaways and girl’s nights with my close friends
• Planning family vacations and activities
• Hosting gatherings at my house
• Making photo memory books for my kiddos
• Reading or napping in a cozy blanket on a rainy day
• Listening to music while I clean/organize my house