Clark College hires new human resources VP

Kelly Woodward is a Camas resident

Kelly Woodward

A Camas resident is now the vice president of human resources and compliance at Clark College.

Kelly Woodward, who previously worked for the Washington Attorney General’s Office, stepped into her new job in Vancouver on Nov. 3.

“As a major employer in this region with more than 1,000 employees, we are pleased to have a professional with such depth and breadth of experience to serve in this important role on our administrative team,” said Clark College President Robert K. Knight.

Woodward earned a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies at the University of South Carolina and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a juris doctor degree from Seattle University Law School.

She comes to Clark College after serving as assistant attorney general with the Labor and Personnel Division of the Washington Attorney General’s Office. She served in the AG’s office for nearly three years, during which time she provided legal advice and representation to numerous state agency human resources directors on labor and personnel matters, including Washington Parks, Washington Lottery, Department of Corrections, Department of Commerce, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and a number of community colleges, including Clark.

Woodward also previously worked in higher education administration for more than 15 years, both within Washington and South Carolina.

This work experience includes continuing education program development, implementation, and marketing at a private university; serving as a public information director for a large community college in South Carolina; and credit and non-credit program development, implementation and marketing for Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington.

Woodward served as the first campus director of Olympic College in Poulsbo. Her most recent role there was as director of compliance, where she developed and instituted a comprehensive compliance program for the college.

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