Rekah Strong tapped for Clark College board

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Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed a new member to the Clark College Board of Trustees.

Rekah Strong will succeed Rhona Sen Hoss, who served the maximum term of ten years. Strong will take the seat Oct. 1.

Strong, a Clark alumna, is the chief diversity and inclusion officer for Clark County.

She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in social work from Portland State University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in social work.

Strong lives in Camas and has been an active volunteer in the region. She is a recipient of the 2008 NAACP Diversity Leadership Award, 2009 YWCA Val Joshua Racial Justice Award, 2009 Delta Woman of Excellence award for social justice and the 2010 Vancouver Business Journal Accomplished and Under 40 award.

Trustees are unpaid volunteers and receive no stipend per meeting.