As Clark’s President Bob Knight prepares to leave the college after 13 years, the Indy caught up with him to reflect on his time at Clark.
What has been your proudest accomplishment as president?
I don’t know if I have one proud accomplishment. I’m just very pleased with the student success that we’ve witnessed. The folks at this college have really helped people and our students succeed. So it’s just all the student success that has occurred over the years because of the hard work of our employees and our staff. I don’t want to take individual credit for any of it, but we’ve got a great group of employees here that are really helping our students succeed.
Is there anything that you wish you could do over?
I don’t have any regrets. There are plenty of things I could have done and I don’t really want to dwell on any of those, but I I have no regrets for what I’ve done. I think my interests and my intentions have always been the best for the students. Sometimes you don’t quite do it right and all, but I don’t really have any regrets for what’s going on here.
Do you have any advice for the next president of Clark College, either the interim or the future president? Any advice you’d like to give them?
I think my advice would be to make sure you listen to your employees. You’ve got a great group of employees and just try to help them with the resources they have. It’s a great institution, a great group of employees, and just make sure you try to help them with all the resources you possibly can to help them be successful because they’re the ones that are working on a daily basis with our students.
Finally, like all the students at Clark we operate on a grade scale of A to F. Would you be willing to grade yourself on your performance as Clark College’s president?
I think I’ll let the other folks grade me on that. I don’t rate myself so I wouldn’t do that, but I’ll let other people grade me on that.