Neumont College of Computer Science VP Academic Operations Tim Clark Named Utah Association for Career and Technical Education Business Leader of the Year

Salt Lake City, February 1, 2018--Neumont College of Computer Science congratulates Tim Clark on being named the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education Business Leader of the Year. Clark currently serves as Neumont’s Vice President of Academic Operations and was presented the award in conjunction with the Utah ACTE Mid-Winter Conference, held at Jordan High School in Sandy on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Utah ACTE is the largest professional association serving educators in the career and technical education profession in the state of Utah.

Denise Abbott, Utah ACTE awards chair, said Clark was “chosen for his dedication and commitment to teachers and students of career and technical education. We are impressed with his efforts to increase and enhance career and technical education by providing such excellent leadership and service to the community.”

Clark has spent 14 years as a professional in the IT world. He has held a range of positions in the IT chain of command from technical support to software architect up to CIO for an eight-campus university located in Southeast Asia.

Clark is also a Neumont alumnus, graduating as valedictorian from the institution’s first cohort in 2006. He has been a Neumont instructor as well as program chair for the Bachelor's Degree of Science in Web Design & Development.

“Tim represents all the best parts of Neumont,” President Aaron Reed explained. “He has a passion for computer science education, a love of teaching and a desire to share that knowledge and passion with others. We are honored to have him as an integral part of our leadership at Neumont, and congratulate him for being honored as Utah ACTE’s Business Leader of the Year.”

For more than three years, Clark has spent time outside of his Neumont responsibilities teaching at Utah ACTE’s summer and winter conferences, and this year recruited additional members from Neumont’s leadership and faculty to help train career and technical educators. In addition to Clark and Reed, Information Systems Program Chair Ben Fletcher, Web Design & Development Program Chair Tom Beatty, and Computer Science Instructor Josh Krebs also taught at Utah ACTE's Winter Conference. Neumont’s participation accounts for 25 percent of all the Utah ACTE training sessions at the winter conference.

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