Westminster College Appoints James R. Clark as Interim Dean of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Helen Langan
September 29, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College is pleased to announce the appointment of James R. Clark, a well-respected local business and community leader, to the position of Interim Dean of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business. Clark will begin as Dean on October 3, 2005. He will replace Aric Krause who is returning to the faculty.
Clark has an extensive background in business, management and consulting. From 1994-1999, Clark was a senior executive with the American Stores Company and held positions as Chief Planning Officer and Senior Vice President for Strategy and Change Management. Prior to that, he served as the Corporate Senior Vice President for Marketing and Planning at Lucky Stores in California. His career has included being a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and service as a Naval Officer. Clark is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School.
Clark has also been an active leader in the community serving as a board member for several organizations including Westminster College. He is the Immediate Past Chair for the Coalition for Utah's Future; a Vice Chair of Envision Utah; and Vice Chair and of The Nature Conservancy of Utah. In accepting this interim appointment as dean, Clark will be resigning from Westminster's Board of Trustees to focus his attention on leading the School of Business.
Westminster College President Michael Bassis remarked, “I am pleased that Jim has accepted the position of Interim Dean of the Gore School of Business and confident that his leadership, vision and industry experience will have a positive impact on the students and faculty of the business school.”
Clark will join the college as an Assistant Professor of Management and Interim Dean through the 2006-07 academic years. Beginning in the fall of 2006, a national search will begin for a permanent appointment to the position; the person selected from that process will begin in July 2007.