President and CEO, Office of the President
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.