Clark College Board of Trustees names Dr. Sandra A. Fowler-Hill interim president

VANCOUVER — Clark College Board of Trustees voted unanimously tonight to offer the interim college presidency to Dr. Sandra A. Fowler-Hill

Dr. Sandra Fowler-Hill
Dr. Sandra Fowler-Hill

She has accepted, pending completion of contract negotiations.  The decision was made at a special board meeting Tue. June 25 following a two-month process led by the Board of Trustees with support from a national search firm.  Fowler-Hill’s first day at Clark College will be July 15.

The successful candidate was selected after a series of interviews with faculty, staff, students, the trustees and a college-wide 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 Fowler-Hill will be a tremendous asset to our college during this year of transition.”

Dr. Sandra A. Fowler-Hill is an experienced leader in higher education having served as president of Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus. 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; as a program manager, faculty and Dean for Social Science and Humanities.  She earned her Doctorate of Education from Oregon State University.

Retiring President Bob Knight will meet with the incoming president to help with the transition and then move forward with his plans to retire. His last day will be July 15.

“We are grateful to Bob Knight for his leadership. This marks a major milestone in Clark’s history. By appointing an interim president for the year, the college and the community will have ample time to recruit, screen, interview and interact with candidates for the permanent position,” said Speer. “We want this to be a robust, inclusive and transparent process.”

To read more about the presidential search process and next steps go to

Information provided by Clark College Communications.

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