Clark College has hired Jane Beatty as director of change management to help guide the college through statewide changes to the community and technical college system. The job is expected to run about five years. Beatty's annual salary is $81,000.
Among Beatty's first tasks is the college's adaptation of ctcLink, a new, standardized system of online functions that will replace the more than 30-year-old computer system used by Washington state's 34 community and technical colleges.
Beatty has worked in the private sector for 20 years, most recently as president of Custom Interface, Inc., a producer of electromechanical devices. Previously, she worked at Intel Corporation, where she supported a worldwide software implementation and change management. She also was president of the Gorge Technology Alliance, a nonprofit that supports STEM education.