Jacob Chosen at Clark

July 14, 2017

Clark College has named Chris Jacob as Director of Athletics after a national search. Jacob joined the college in January 2015 as Assistant Athletic Director before serving as the Interim Athletic Director beginning in September 2016.

Jacob has a Master of Education degree from Concordia University and a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He is a strong student advocate and works to ensure Clark's compliance with state, federal, and Northwest Athletic Conference regulations.

"I'm honored to continue supporting the Penguin Nation in this expanded role," said Jacob. "I'm proud of the high quality of Clark's athletic program and the dedication, teamwork, and passion that our student-athletes display."

The Athletic department has achieved several wins under the leadership of Jacob. In June, the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators ranked Clark College in the top 15 athletic programs at two-year colleges based on success in championship competitions. Additionally, Clark placed among the top 30 schools in the running for the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for Two-Year Colleges, a joint effort between the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and USA Today.

"We are thrilled to have Chris in this leadership role as we continue striving for academic and athletic excellence," said William Belden, Vice President of Student Affairs. "He has already proven himself to be an invaluable member of the athletic staff, with the experience and positive attitude to champion our 11 intercollegiate teams and more than 200 student-athletes."

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