Kansas University Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor Bob Clark is leaving the position after 15 years of service, it was announced Tuesday.
Clark was appointed dean of the Edwards Campus in Overland Park in 1997 and promoted to vice chancellor in 2000.
“Bob Clark has led the Edwards Campus through tremendous growth, both in the campus itself and in the degree programs that are offered,” said KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “Thanks to his leadership and the support of local residents, we are better able to serve Kansas City than at any point before.”
During Clark’s tenure as vice chancellor, 15 academic programs were added, including the first undergraduate programs in 2001. The campus grew from a single classroom building to three classroom buildings, a conference center and a student union.
Clark will now serve as KU’s community liaison for the Center for Science Education, which provides leadership, development and learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). He will also become a professor of practice in the areas of leadership and organizational behavior.
The campus under Clark’s leadership has contributed more than $500 million in economic impact to Johnson County through its undergraduate and graduate programs, according to KU. Nearly 8,400 students have graduated with KU bachelor’s and master’s degrees.