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Clark College to collect ideas for new president

Clark College will collect public feedback on its presidential search at two open houses next week.

Search firm Gold Hill Associates will host events from 8 a.m. to noon Monday and from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gaiser Hall, Room 213, at the main Clark College campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Members of the public are invited to drop by any time during that period.

There will be no formal presentation. The firm will instead collect suggestions on what the job profile should include, which will be used to design the job description during the recruitment process. The conversation will center around what the public sees as the biggest opportunities and challenges for Clark College, as well the most important qualifications for the new president.

“We want this to be a conversation around the priorities of the community and the college,” said Clark College Trustee Paul Speer in a news release.

The recruitment process begins formally later this month, with the Board of Trustees slated to announce the selection of the new president in February 2020.

Bob Knight retired from Clark College this year after 15 years at the college, 13 as its president.

Sandra Fowler-Hill, former president of Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus, is in the position in an interim role. She will not be eligible to be hired as the permanent president.

For more information about the presidential search, visit


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