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Brian Clark_SMLColby Promotes Brian Clark to Vice President of Planning


Brian Clark, who has led several strategic priorities at Colby College in his two years as assistant to the president and director of planning, has been promoted to vice president of planning.

“Brian has made a significant difference in his first few years at Colby,” said President David A. Greene. “He has provided exceptional leadership on initiatives that support faculty teaching and scholarship, the student experience, and Colby’s connection to the broader world, including our investments in the city of Waterville.”

Prior to arriving at Colby, Clark worked at the University of Chicago for seven years, most recently in the Office of the President, where he managed the planning and implementation of strategic priorities across the university.

“It’s an exciting time to take on this new role at Colby,” Clark said. “Since my arrival two years ago, I’ve enjoyed working with, and learning from, faculty, students, and staff on a range of planning issues and initiatives. I look forward to deepening these collaborations across campus and in the community to realize Colby’s greatest aspirations.”

A native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Clark earned a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and a master’s degree in public policy and organizational management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, global opportunities, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from 81 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.