President David Angel - Clark University

President's Office

President David P. Angel

David P. Angel was named the president of Clark University in 2010, only the ninth person to hold the position in the University's 127-year history.

President Angel's tenure began at Clark in 1987, when he joined the faculty as a geography professor, later serving as dean of graduate studies and then as provost. His commitment to ensuring that Clark is a force for transformative education in the 21st century is informed by his training as a researcher and scholar.

Embodying Clark's motto — "Challenge Convention. Change Our World." — President Angel is spearheading initiatives to advance liberal education, promote cutting-edge research and expand community partnerships.

Clark has boldly rethought its undergraduate curriculum, introducing LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), a distinctive education model that provides students with the intellectual foundation and practical experiences needed to address complex challenges in a rapidly changing world.

Under President Angel's leadership, Clark's faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development.

Clark University continues to produce students who thrive in meaningful careers, embark on post-graduate studies across the globe, and shape lives of consequence.

During President Angel's time as president, Clark has enhanced its standing as a preeminent institution of higher learning. Clark has climbed in the national rankings of top colleges and universities, and applications have soared. And national media frequently seek out Clark faculty members for their expertise on subjects ranging from threats posed by climate change to the challenges facing millennials.

Clark University stands at the forefront of where learning meets research, inquiry sparks action, and where the status quo is never enough — all qualities embodied in our ninth president.