Dr. Sandra A. Fowler-Hill has been selected to serve as Clark College Interim President during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Dr. Sandra A. Fowler-Hill is an experienced leader in higher education, having served as President of Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus from 2014 to 2018. She has also served as Vice President of Instruction at Everett Community College and Dean for Student Learning at Cascadia Community College. She began her career at Olympic College, where she worked for 19 years, beginning as program manager of Women’s Programs, then moving into a tenured faculty position before being named to the position of Dean for Social Science and Humanities. Since retiring from PCC Rock Creek, she has served as a consultant for the Association of Community College Trustees. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from George Williams College in Downers Grove, Illinois; her master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois at Springfield; and her doctorate degree in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University.
The decision was made at a special board meeting Tuesday, June 25, following a two-month process led by the Board of Trustees with support from a national search firm.
The successful candidate was selected after a series of interviews with faculty, staff, students, and trustees, as well as a collegewide open forum. “We received many comments through the process, which were all taken into consideration as we made our deliberations,” said Trustee Paul Speer. “We had three excellent candidates and we think Dr. Fowler-Hill will be a tremendous asset to our college during this year of transition.”
The position description for the interim president position was reviewed by college
constituent groups—including Executive Cabinet; Human Resources; the Office of Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion; Associated Students of Clark College; Washington Public Employee
Association; Association of Higher Education; and Clark College Foundation—prior to
being approved at the Board of Trustees’ April 24 meeting. The interim president will
not be allowed to apply for the permanent position.