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Achievements, accolades, and other items of note from the Clark University community.

June 23, 2022

Betsy Huang reappointed as Dean of the College

Provost Sebastián Royo recently announced that Betsy Huang has been reappointed as associate provost and dean of the college. Her second three-year term began on June 1, following a review coordinated by the Undergraduate Academic Board, with input from faculty, administration, and staff.

“Dean Huang’s accomplishments in her first term are impressive,” Royo said. “She has achieved this while continuing to foster her own academic and research passions. As dean of the college, Betsy is a model of empathetic leadership and support for students and faculty, serving Clark with deep care and abiding professionalism. I look forward to continuing to work with her in this capacity.”

Clark to host 2025 Economic Geography conference

Clark University has been selected to host the 7th Global Conference on Economic Geography, organizers announced at the close of the 2022 conference in Dublin this month.

The Graduate School of Geography at Clark is one of the only geography programs in North America to publish an international, peer-reviewed journal, Economic Geography, which was established in 1925 by then-president Wallace Atwood and is currently edited by Professor Jim Murphy. Economic Geography ranked No. 2 among geography and economic journals in the 2020 ISI Social Sciences Citation Index, which ranks the prestige of peer-reviewed journals globally.

Clark alum awarded a  Princeton in Africa fellowship

Heran Abiy ’21, M.A. ’22, has been awarded a 2022–23 Princeton in Africa fellowship with the Kucetekela Foundation in Lusaka, Zambia.

Abiy majored in sociology as an undergraduate, with a minor in global environmental studies and a concentration in comparative race and ethnic studies. She earned her master’s degree in community development and planning through Clark’s Accelerated Degree Program.

Abiy is one of 27 Princeton Fellows working with 17 organizations in 13 African countries. Princeton in Africa is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with Princeton University. Our mission is to develop future leaders dedicated to African affairs and create a network of alumni that are connected to the continent personally and professionally. 


June 8, 2022

Clark selected to participate in AAC&U’s Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute

Clark University is among 54 institutions selected by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to attend the 2022 Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute, Aug. 11 through Dec. 16. Co-directed by AAC&U and IBM, this virtual institute will focus on supporting campus efforts to strengthen connections between college learning and workforce preparation and to develop productive campus-industry partnerships.

School of Professional Studies announces student and faculty awards 

School of Professional Studies students and faculty were honored for their accomplishments at a May 20 awards ceremony held at the AC Hotel in Worcester.

“It is fitting that the School of Professional Studies recognizes and celebrates faculty and students together since the school is distinguished by deep and ongoing collaborations between teachers and learners,” said John G. Labrie, dean of the SPS and associate provost for professional education.

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New trustees bring investment, business expertise to the board

Clark University has announced the addition of Donella Brockington ’73 and Arlene Morris ’92 to its Board of Trustees.

Lee Plave ’80 has also been reappointed to the Board.

Chair-elect Gary D. Labovich ’81 notes that in addition to their deep commitment to Clark, Brockington and Morris bring with them valuable business and governmental experience that will help inform the Board’s decision-making.

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