The Search Process


Fall on Campus, students walk under oak tree with orange leaves.

Clark College embarked on its presidential search in Spring 2019.

In accordance with Washington State law, the Clark College Board of Trustees is legally responsible for appointing a new president of the college. 

Community involvement is key to a transparent, equitable and inclusive process. Key constituents include faculty, staff, students, Clark College Foundation, and the external community. In addition, a 20-person presidential search advisory committee was formed in October of 2019  to help evaluate the candidates for the permanent position and make finalist recommendations to the board.

The presidential finalists were selected in December. They are on campus for interviews in January and will meet with key constituent groups. “We will include social equity in every step of the process, we will be student-centric, using best practices and in full compliance open public-meetings laws,” said Board Trustee Paul Speer.

“This is a moment in history for Clark College. Our next president will shape the future of the college supporting our students and our community,” Speer said. “It’s the most important work we will do as a board of trustees.”


Interim President


Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Contacting the Search Consultant