Meet the President
The Clarke University
experience is about making an impact. Our treasured campus, outstanding
programs and accessible faculty and staff empower students to take risks and
accomplish the unimaginable.
We are in the midst of the 2012-2017
Strategic Plan that seeks to advance Clarke University as "a
vibrant, relevant and collaborative environment that creates career- and
life-ready graduates." Many great
things are happening at Clarke as a result of the plan's momentum. The recent
openings of the Center for Science Inquiry and the Lingen Technology Commons have
been wonderful additions to campus. We have expanded our academic offerings to
meet the needs of today’s workforce and now offer an undergraduate degree in
food science and graduate degrees in social work and organizational leadership.
Next fall we will
introduce a major in environmental studies.
We are an institution guided by steadfast principles. We understand the
value of strong connections and we recognize that easy access to our educators
is what sets us apart.
Whether in the classroom or in the field, faculty and students engage each
other in challenging and exciting learning opportunities that build skills,
expand knowledge and widen perspectives.
graduates make an impact in their places of employment and the communities in
which they live. They are leaders and contributors in companies large and small,
health care agencies and schools near and far. Whether teaching in Spain,
triaging in a busy ER, or winning international music composition competitions,
Clarke grads leave an impression wherever they go.
I hope that as you explore our website
and learn more about all Clarke University has to offer, you consider a visit. I am confident the moment you step on campus,
you will feel the impact of Clarke.
Joanne M. Burrows, SC, Ph.D.