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May 9, 2013


Cowley College names N. Clark Williams new president


The Board of Trustees of Cowley College is pleased to announce that N. Clark Williams has been Williamsselected as President of Cowley College. 

The Board's selection caps a four-month national process that began with local focus groups. The Board of Trustees conducted interviews with six semi-finalists and, in April, 2013, invited three finalists to the college. The college was assisted in the search by John Steinecke of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

Mr. N. Clark Williams currently serves as Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer for Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. Previously, Mr. Williams served as Chairman, President and CEO of DecisionWorks, Inc. in Reston, VA.

Mr. Williams holds a Master of Science in Engineering and Economic Systems from Stanford University in Stanford, CAm and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

Mr. Williams will assume the post on July 8.

“His vast knowledge of the business world coupled with his experience working in a community college setting uniquely qualifies him to lead this college to the next level,” Board Chairman Ron Godsey said.

Godsey thanked members of the Board of Trustees along with John Steinecke for their dedication and due diligence in completing the process in a timely manner. He also praised the work of interim president Tony Crouch and the college’s administrative team for keeping the college running smoothly during the time of transition.