College of Nursing Promotes Clark to Associate Dean

PULLMAN, Wash. — Charlene E. Clark was recently promoted to associate dean for Instructional Resources and Extended College Activities at the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education/Washington State University College of Nursing. Clark was formerly an assistant dean.
The promotion puts Clark in a better position to manage the Center’s increased commitments to electronically delivered instructional materials, professional development programs and extramural projects such as the ICNE/CHAS Clinic (a partnership with the Community Health Association of Spokane), said Dorothy Detlor, nursing dean.
“I am honored by the confidence placed in me by this promotion and am excited to be a continuing part of the management team involved with so many good projects at the center,” says Clark.
A graduate of the old Sacred Heart School of Nursing and an alumna of Spokane’s Whitworth College, Clark began at the center in 1969 — teaching the first entering class of students. She was named director of the center’s Learning Resources Unit in 1980 and assistant dean in 1995. She is a member of the Washington State Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, the Northwest College/University Council for the Management of Educational Technology, and Sigma Theta Tau International, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
“As the College of Nursing grows and extends its commitments to electronically delivered programs and extramural projects, it becomes increasingly important for us to have someone managing these areas at the associate dean level,” says Detlor. “I am pleased that we have a person of Charlene’s experience and dedication on our management team.”
The ICNE/WSU College of Nursing is the nation’s oldest nursing education consortium institution. Founded in 1968, the Center offers baccalaureate, post graduate and professional development coursework to nursing students enrolled through its four consortium partners — Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Washington State University and Whitworth College — at five sites across Washington state: Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Yakima and Wenatchee.