Clark College Foundation responds to Knight’s retirement announcement
CEO Gibert emphasizes Knight’s commitment to students, faculty, staff and Clark College Foundation
Robert Knight, Clark College’s president for the past 13 years and 15 years of total service in other capacities, announced today that he would retire at the end of August.
“On behalf of Clark College Foundation, we thank President Knight for his unwavering commitment to Clark students, faculty, staff, alumni and Clark College Foundation. His leadership in serving one of the top community colleges in the nation will be his lasting legacy,” said Lisa Gibert, CEO of Clark College Foundation.
“Clark College Foundation’s commitment to this community is resolute,” she added. “During the transition and beyond, we will continue to support Clark’s mission to guide the individuals who are pursuing their educational and professional goals at Clark College. We will support our expert faculty and the hardworking staff at this institution. And, our promise of removing barriers for greater access to scholarships and resources for students will remain unchanged.”
Promising Pathways: The Campaign for Clark College currently underway is critical to the college’s future. The $35 million fundraising initiative will provide the necessary resources to prepare all Clark students to take advantage of the transformative employment and life-enriching opportunities across the region.
“Now more than ever, this community can come together in support of this great institution—the community’s college—to ensure a clear path forward for Southwest Washington,” said Gibert.