Karen Rafinski http://wyso.org en Jo Alice Blondin Selected as Clark State's Next President http://wyso.org/post/jo-alice-blondin-selected-clark-states-next-president <p>Clark State Community College has selected a new president.&nbsp; Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will take over for Karen Rafinsky, who announced that she would retire at the end of the school year.<br><br>Since 2006, Dr. Blondin has served as the chancellor of the Ozark Campus at Arkansas Tech University. She is credited with growing the enrollment by 600 percent.<br>&nbsp;<br>Blondin says she is excited about the opportunity to lead Clark State and has identified the challenges that lie ahead.<br> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:40:15 +0000 Wayne Baker 31024 at http://wyso.org Clark State president to retire next June http://wyso.org/post/clark-state-president-retire-next-june <P></P> <P><FONT size=4>Clark State Community College President Karen Rafinski, has announced her retirement. She will end her 16-year tenure with the college next June.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=4>During Rafinski's time as president, Clark State’s enrollment has grown to nearly 9,000 students from the 4,000 mark it was at when she took over in 1997.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=4>The college's board of directors says Rafinski helped the school raise more than $100 million through the Clark State Foundation. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:32:25 +0000 Wayne Baker 20908 at http://wyso.org