Jada Rupley appointed as Clark College trustee

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Jada Rupley, Educational Service District 112 associate superintendent for children, youth and family services, has been appointed to the Clark College board of trustees by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

The news was shared with campus leaders and faculty members on Tuesday by Clark President Bob Knight.

Rupley replaces Addison Jacobs, who has served two five-year terms on the board.

She is expected to participate in the Oct. 19 board meeting.

At ESD 112, Rupley runs programs that serve several populations. They include early learning and child care programs, alternative school programs for at-risk students, truancy projects in Clark and Cowlitz counties, youth work force and training programs for 16-24 year olds, and a four-state national and community service AmeriCorps program.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology and K-12 education from Central Washington University and a master’s degree in school administration from Seattle Pacific University.