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Feb. 25, 2024

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The Columbian

Clark College President Karin Edwards was recently named a Paragon President by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The award recognizes college presidents who have shown support of student success initiatives leading to stronger pathways to completion, transfer and employment. They have taken an active interest in supporting students, including high-achieving students and developing student leaders on campus.

“This award is especially meaningful to me because I was nominated by our students,” said Edwards. “Nomination and selection for this award is recognition that PTK and other students know they have my support.”

To be eligible for this award, college presidents and CEOs must have served in their role for less than three years. Recipients are nominated by students on their campus and are only eligible to receive the award once. The 20 recipients were selected from among 426 college presidents, chancellors, and CEOs eligible.

Invest Green, a Camas firm focused on allowing small investors to support green technologies, announced that Harris Komishane, former Fidelity Investments head of finance, has joined the company as a senior adviser and principal.

During his 28 years at Fidelity, Komishane held a number of senior executive positions, most notably as a member of Fidelity Investments’ 12-person Operating Committee and CFO of Devonshire Investors, Fidelity’s private equity and venture capital arm.

“I am pleased to join Invest Green’s distinguished team and invest in the company. The mission to promote this sector with Invest Green’s innovative media and research platform and democratize world-class private investment opportunities is a vision I share and am thrilled to be a part of,” Komishane said.

Clark County Superior Court announced the appointment of Christine Hayes as a Superior Court commissioner.

Hayes is a Clark County native, graduating from Mountain View High School. She subsequently graduated from Western Washington University and Gonzaga University School of Law. Hayes has broad experience across multiple areas of law, most recently serving as the city attorney/prosecutor for the city of Battle Ground. She also brings many years of family law experience. She has been a member of the Washington State Bar since 2012 and practiced locally since 2013.

Hayes will fill the vacancy left by Commissioner Carin Schienberg, who announced her retirement in February.