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Chief Executive Officer/Chief Advancement Officer

Calen D. B. Ouellette, MBA

Calen Ouellette has nearly 17 years of notable fundraising experience, with 13 of those in senior management roles. He is the former chief advancement officer at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, in which he directed more than 50 employees and the operational aspects of development, marketing and communication and volunteer resources. The center’s annual fundraising goal increased from $10 million to $17 million in the two years he’s led the advancement operation.

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Ouellette has worked in various capacities for the University of Southern California starting in 2005, the most recent as a chief administrative officer. Other roles were chief development officer and senior executive director for external relations and student life, among others.

At the University of Southern California, Ouellette finalized a record-breaking $115 million fundraising campaign for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. He was responsible for annual fundraising exceeding up to $10 million annually. He managed the raising of support for capital projects, endowment funds and annual giving efforts. His largest solicited and secured gift was $35 million. He also secured a $20 million international naming gift. Ouellette was one of only a handful of academic advancement leaders building and implementing The Campaign for the University of Southern California’s $8 billion fundraising initiative that concluded in 2018.

He was also responsible for fundraising and external relations for the divisions of bio-kinesiology, physical therapy, occupational science and occupational therapy within the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.

Before 2005, he worked at the public relations agencies CarryOn Communication in Los Angeles/New York and Porter Novelli Communications in Los Angeles.

Ouellette has extended family in Washington and Oregon. He considers himself a Washingtonian having moved to the state as a teenager and attended Washington State University in Pullman.

He earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a bachelor’s with honors in public relations and communication from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

Clark College alumni centerpieceLinda Ward

Executive Assistant to CEO & Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Management

Daniel Rodgers is CF of Clark College Foundation

Daniel Rogers ’01, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Angela Torretta is a staff member

Angela Torretta

Vice President of Development

dan palow is a foundation employeeDan Palow

Senior Director of Advancement Services

Chandra Chase is CCF's alumni relations directorChandra Chase ’02

Director of Alumni Relations & Community Engagement

Annual Giving

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Director of Annual Giving

Alumni Relations

Corey Dobbs is a Development Specialist, Annual Giving, Alumni RelationsCorey Dobbs ’16

Associate Director of Development, Annual Fund & Alumni Relations


Shirley Schwartz is a foundation employeeShirley Schwartz

Director of Scholarships


Kathy Chennault is a foundation employeeKathy Chennault, GPC

Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Justin StokesClark College alumni centerpiece

Development Officer

Vivian Cheadle Manning is Director of Development of Major Gifts and Gift PlanningVivian Cheadle Manning, CFRE

Director of Development & Gift Planning

Kristina Martin is a stewardship and special projects directorKristina Martin

Director of Stewardship

Advancement Services

Dion Gutkind is Gift Entry and Records ManagerDion Gutkind

Gift Entry and Records Manager

Andy palmquist is a staff memberAndy Palmquist, MA

Director of Partner Development

Dominick Allen is a member of staffDominick Allen

Director of Research


Chris Plamondon is the ControllerChris Plamondon ’05


Michelle HarringtonMichelle Harrington is an Administrative Assistant

Accounting Manager

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Administrative Assistant