Kristin Clark chosen to lead West Hills Community College

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Kristin Clark was appointed April 20, 2021 as the new chancellor of West Hills Community College District.

West Hills Community College District appointed its third chancellor in history Tuesday, approving Kristin Clark, the current president of the Lemoore campus.

The board of trustees approved Clark’s appointment at its monthly meeting, and she will assume duties on July 1, said West Hills spokesperson Amber Myrick in a news release.

Clark replaces Stuart Van Horn, who is retiring after serving four years as chancellor. Clark was appointed as president of West Hills College Lemoore in 2016.

Board President Mark McKean said trustees were excited about the choice.

“We look forward to her student-centered focus and enthusiasm that will bring success to all of us as we prepare to return to more traditional education,” he said.

The search for Van Horn’s replacement began in fall 2020. West Hills has campuses in Lemoore,

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Investing in yourself as an educator is the best way to ensure both professional growth for yourself and academic growth for your students. The demands of teaching are constantly evolving—and it’s up to you to keep up with the latest developments in the teaching field. Taking part in professional development can help you stay on top of teaching and instruction trends, expand your skill set, and create a curriculum that sets your students up for success.

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