Clark College President Bob Knight announces retirement

first_imgAfter 15 years at Clark College, 13 of them as its president, Bob Knight on Friday announced he’ll retire from the school in August.Knight, 61, will leave his position on Aug. 31. The news comes a day after Knight gave his annual State of the College address, during which he touted the college’s recent accomplishments. Knight said he wanted to wait until after the annual speech to ensure its focus was on the college and its students, not on his tenure.When reflecting on the timing, Knight said simply that he’s tired and looking toward spending more time with his wife and coming grandchild.“It’s just a lot of stress,” he said of the position. “We just thought this was a good time.”Knight’s time at the college has been marked by significant growth. Clark College opened its Columbia Tech Center location in east Vancouver in 2009, unveiled the new STEM Building in 2016, and launched three bachelor’s of applied science degree programs. The college also retooled its culinary arts curriculum, opening the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute in 2017.last_img read more

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