Jo Alice Blondin, Ph.D. has served as president of Clark State Community College since 2013. In addition, she has served as Chancellor of Arkansas Tech and holds a Ph.D. in English from Arizona State University. Since coming to Clark State, Dr. Blondin has led the development and implementation of a new strategic plan, the creation of a new marketing/branding campaign, the development of employee wellness, safety, and mentoring programs, the establishment of Precision Agriculture, Food Science, Manufacturing, and workforce programs, a reorganization of the campus to increase student success and completion that has resulted in an increase of nearly 50% in state funding for Clark State. She has secured more than $13 million in state funds for capital and community improvement projects, and received grant funding for multiple programs totaling $5 million.
Dr. Blondin also serves as President of the National Council for Workforce Education and on the boards of the Higher Learning Commission and the American Association of Community Colleges. Additionally, she serves on the boards of the Dayton Development Coalition, Dayton Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.