Retirement bio of Dan Clark

Dan Clark has been an administrator at GRCC for nearly 20 years. He began as the director of the Thompson MTEC in Holland in September 2003. He was promoted to Dean of the Lakeshore Campus in 2006 and then Dean of Academic Outreach in 2008.

Dan shares that he has had the privilege of working with four presidents and four provosts in his time at the College. Each challenged and supported growth of off-campus operations in a way that allowed Dan to use his gifts and talents to do so.

The positions Dan held provided him with the opportunity to meet and serve external stakeholders and to build relationships whereby these stakeholders would partner and support the college community. Dan says, “I was truly blessed to do so.”

At the same time, Dan was blessed to work with so many staff from internal academic departments, student service departments, IT departments, and business office departments.

Dan recalls a special memory that enhanced his sense of belonging at GRCC.

“When Hurricane Katrina hit back in 2005, a small group of faculty and staff, myself included, drove down to see what we could do to help residents and businesses that had survived this massive hurricane. It was a great time of bonding with my college colleagues and to share the experience of helping others that had, in some cases, lost everything.”

In retirement, Dan is planning to hit the road in his RV and travel around the United States with his lovely wife, Cherie.

Lastly, Dan would like to give a special shout out to the Lakeshore Campus staff and Academic Outreach staff. “It has been a pleasure to serve with each one!!!”

Congratulations and happy trails in your retirement Dan!

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