President Col(R) William J. Clark
COL(R) William (Bill) Clark served in the United States Army for a period of 30 years. During his tenure with the Army, Bill commanded at every level from platoon through Brigade and served a total of 13 years overseas, including operational deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Bosnia. As a Cavalry Squadron Commander, COL Clark deployed the first Stryker Brigade Cavalry Squadron into Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Bill retired from the Army in 2014, culminating his military career as the Garrison Commander of Fort Riley, Kansas. COL Clark’s awards include the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars.
Bill is married to his bride of thirty-three years, Andrea; together, they have four children and eight grandchildren. All of the Clark’s four children are currently serving in the military, with three serving in the Army and one in the Air Force. Upon retiring from the Army, the Clarks moved to Abilene, Kansas.
Bill currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for USD 475, Geary County Schools, a district of 7,500 students and 1,500 employees in Junction City, Kansas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and a Masters Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.