Women’s History Month Profile: President Janet Clark Has Made a Career Caring for Students
March 26, 2019 / 8:14 pm / Webmaster
In a career that has spanned more than 30 years, one thing has been a constant in the outcomes produced by Southeastern Institute Columbia President Janet Clark: providing students with pathways to success.
Clark began her career in higher education in 1985 as the campus director at Franklin Pierce College. After joining the staff at Notre Dame College in 1988, Clark was promoted to Dean of Community Education. In this role, she was responsible for developing and administering expanded educational opportunities to nontraditional students.
In addition to her roles at Franklin Pierce and Notre Dame College, Clark has served in leadership capacities at Lincoln Technical Institute, Hesser College and the Pembroke School District in New Hampshire. In each of her positions, she was partially responsible for managing programs that created new and unique educational opportunities for students.
As a woman leader who has spent her life in education, Clark understands the importance of Women’s History Month and the opportunity it provides students.
“Women’s history month means a lot to me,” said Clark. “It is a time to reflect on how far we have come, celebrate the accomplishments of women from all walks of life, and remember that we must continue to work for equality for all women.”
In a world where numerical results matter more and more, Clark continues to create opportunities for students to succeed. Under Clark’s leadership, Southeastern Institute Columbia has grown and modified its academic offerings to meet the needs of students in the community. She believes it is critical that student opportunities not only align with their personal goals but those of the community in which they will work and live.
“We have direction and purpose,” said Clark. “And caring for students is really our mission.”
About Women’s History Month
Each year, our nation celebrates Women’s History Month to honor the contributions of women in American history. It is also an opportunity to pay tribute to women who have made a significant impact on Southeastern Institute and the lives of the students who have studied here. Nationally, the 2019 Women’s History Month theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” It is designed to honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.