Clark University stands at the forefront of where learning meets research, inquiry sparks action, and where the status quo is never enough — qualities cultivated through the vision and leadership of the University’s president.
David P. Angel was named the president of Clark University in 2010, only the ninth person to hold the position since the University was founded in 1887.
President Angel has been committed to ensuring that Clark is a force for transformative education in the 21st century with initiatives that advance liberal education, promote cutting-edge research, and expand community partnerships.
Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges on a global scale — in the sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development. Clark’s students go on to thrive in meaningful careers, pursue post-graduate studies at prestigious institutions, and shape lives of consequence.
During President Angel’s tenure, Clark has enhanced its standing as a preeminent institution of higher learning, embodying the mission captured in its motto: “Challenge Convention. Change Our World.”