William Belden named student affairs VP at Clark College
October 3, 2010
William Belden, a statewide leader dedicated to supporting student success, is the new Vice President of Student Affairs at Clark College.
Belden joined Clark in August 2010 after serving 15 years at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash. While at Green River, Belden worked in various capacities with the most recent being Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management. He has spent 20 years working in community colleges, 12 years in college administration.
His statewide credits include service as the past president of the Washington Council for High School-College Relations and 10 years on their board of directors. He serves on the Washington State Student Services Commission (WSSSC) and as their liaison to the Transfer Policy Group, Technology Committee, and Financial Aid Council.
Throughout his career, he has committed himself to "maintaining meaningful contacts and interactions with students." He said, "All members of the college community benefit from understanding the personal strengths, challenges, and dreams of our students."
At Clark College, Belden leads the teams responsible for registration, enrollment, financial aid, advising and counseling, Disability Support Services, the Clark College Career Center and other services. For the fall quarter of 2010, Clark College is distributing just under $11 million in grants, loans, scholarship, and waivers for students.
He began his higher education career as a student leader at Eastern Washington University where he served as president of the student government association. Belden received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Eastern Washington University, a master's degree in student personnel administration from Western Washington University, and a certificate in career development from the University of Washington.