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2010 - 2019


David P. Angel is inaugurated as Clark's ninth president.

A gift of more than $14.2 million—the largest single gift in Clark history—provides for the establishment of the Ruth and John Adam Education Fund, created to enhance Clark's nationally recognized model for urban secondary education and reform.

In partnership with Clark professors, the Mosakowski Institute holds the first of its Family Impact Seminars at the Massachusetts State House to explore strategies for helping families cope with the devastating emotional and financial effects of the recession.


The Bassett Admissions Center, named for former Clark President John Bassett and his wife Kay, opens.

The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in partnership with Jewish World Watch, convenes the first international summit of its kind, "Informed Activism: Armed Conflict, Scarce Resources, and Congo."


Activist Tom Hayden addresses the Clark community as part of the Difficult Dialogues project.

Clark launches Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP), a pioneering model for higher education that combines a traditional liberal arts experience with authentic engagement in the world and workplace.

Clark named to 2012 President's Honor Roll for community service.

Clark hosts guidance counselors from across the country at a professional development symposium on Emerging Adulthood and Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP).