Clarke is proud to announce that Fletcher Lamkin, Ph.D. has been selected as Interim University President. Lamkin will serve for 18 months or until the search for Clarke’s seventeenth president is completed and the president assumes office.
Since assuming the office on January 3, Lamkin has dedicated significant time to developing relationships with Clarke’s faculty, staff, and students, as well as the Clarke University Board of Trustees, Alumni Board, and other community stakeholders. This work lays the foundation for important steps in the months ahead, including the development of Clarke’s strategic plan, Higher Learning Commission accreditation, and welcoming a new president.
Lamkin’s experience in higher education is extensive, ranging from a professor, dean of academics, vice president for institutional advancement, and president for several colleges, including serving two terms as president at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri from 2000-2007 and 2017-2020.