Tim Clark served 16 years on Kent City Council, was Director of the Kent School District from 2010-13, and taught for 28 years in the Bremerton, Edmonds and Kent school districts. Clark also served as an adjunct faculty member at Highline Community College and Green River College. He helped develop the partnership between Green River and the Kent School district resulting in the iGrad Program. The iGrad program was formed under pioneering state legislation that uses existing dollars to help at risk students graduate high school and gain visible access to higher education.
The mission of Green River College is to:
Ensure student success through comprehensive educational programs and support services responsive to our diverse communities.
The vision for Green River College for 2020 is:
To be ranked among the very best in student completion and success and be an invaluable community partner and asset with robust and diverse revenue streams.
The core values for Green River College are:
We support student engagement, retention, completion and post-program success through excellent teaching and learning and comprehensive support services.
We provide high quality in teaching, learning and support services in an environment of compassion and integrity
We meet student needs for access to and inclusion in their educational pursuits
We collaborate, stimulate and contribute to the educational, economic and social development of our external and internal communities through continued learning
We encourage, foster respect for and respond equitably to diverse perspective and needs
We foster citizen responsibility by cultivating a global perspective on critical issues and challenges affecting our community and the world
We strive to maintain sound financial management, increase effective and efficient operations, develop state-of-the-art infrastructure (to include staffing, technology and facilities), and be forthcoming and transparent in accountability for resource use
We seek to encourage, create and adopt innovative perspectives, policies and practices that will help achieve the College's mission
We preserve the safety, ecology and sustainability of our campus environment