Clark College’s first-ever virtual state of the college address was postponed due to technical difficulties. Presented by President Karin Edwards, the event was originally scheduled to premiere Jan. 28 via YouTube. A future date has not been specified yet.
Clark issued a statement apologizing for the delay and said they would be in touch with a new date and time.
Chief Communications Officer, Kelly Love, is responsible for writing the script for the address alongside President Edwards and ensuring it goes over well. According to Love, a newly recorded address will be rescheduled sometime in February with help from Clark’s Foundation.
“There were no content issues with the speech,” said Love. “It was postponed because the final video was not uploaded as it should’ve been. The raw video ran and that’s why it was stopped.”
“The foundation wants to help with production of the video, and so, we will re-record with their support,” she added.
During the 35 minute video, Edwards would have discussed the college’s response to COVID-19, continuing budget challenges and advancing racial equity in higher education. Her speech was to be followed by two students sharing their own experiences at Clark College, ASCC President Josiah Joner and 2021 Transforming Lives Award recipient Tosha Big Eagle.
Normally, everyone would gather in Gaiser Hall to greet one another and welcome in the new year together. The State of the College invites students, staff, faculty and the external community to drop by and hear about the work and priorities of Clark College heading into the new year.