Robert A. Clark is a Maine native from Albion and graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield. He earned a B.A. in Spanish, a B.S. in Business Administration, and an M.B.A. from the University of Maine. He was awarded the Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University and also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional designation.
Prior to the Husson presidency, Clark served as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration at the University of Evansville in Indiana. He also was the founding executive director of the University's Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana. He has held academic appointments as a faculty member in Finance and Global Business at Butler University, the University of Tampa, and the University of Vermont.
In addition, he has experience as a United States Army Administrative Officer, Consultant, Pension Administrator and Controller. Clark has served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Norwegian School of Management and as a guest faculty member at the Business and Economics University in Vienna. He has published articles on securities market regulation and emerging markets in a number of refereed academic journals, authored major grants from the Lilly Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and the Kemper Foundation, and currently serves on the Bloomberg Businessweek's Academic Advisory Panel.
President Clark is married to the former Patricia McGarry, a graduate of Bangor High School and the University of Maine, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master in Music. The Clarks are the parents of two children, Sarah, a high school mathematics teacher in Hillsborough County, Florida, and Elizabeth, a nursing student at Husson University.
Coy-Ogan, Lynne, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Academic Administration
Dr. Coy-Ogan serves as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Husson University. Prior to this appointment, she was the Dean of the School of Education at Husson for five years.
Before joining Husson University, Dr. Coy-Ogan spent twelve years as a school administrator. In 2002, she was honored as Maine's National Distinguished Principal. Dr. Coy-Ogan holds degrees from Boston University, Johns Hopkins University and Liberty University in Elementary Education, Special Education, School Counseling and Educational Leadership. She has served as the facilitator for the Great Beginnings Induction Series for New School Administrators through the Maine Principal's Association for eleven years. Dr. Coy-Ogan has served on numerous state task forces for issues such as the Learning Results, Principal Induction, and Highly Qualified Teachers. Additionally, she has chaired numerous program review teams for the Maine Department of Education and served on accreditation teams for NEASC. Involvement in classroom research during her teaching career strongly influences her objective, data-driven approach to selecting best practices and facilitating group problem-solving. Her passion for educational excellence and commitment to student success are balanced by the enjoyment she finds in spending time with her husband and two daughters.