Dr. David Clark

Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. David Clark
Student Center, Room 216
Journal Square Campus

Personal Pronouns: He/Him
Language(s) Spoken: English

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Saint Louis University
  • MBA, Business Administration, Delta State University
  • B.S., Business Management, Delta State University
  • A.A., Business Administration, Mississippi Delta Community College


  • ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Certification
  • NACCOP Foundations of the Clery Act Certification
  • Achieving the Dream (ATD) Equity Institute
  • eCornell Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate
  • ALICE Basic Certification
  • Implicit Bias Certification
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training
  • Safe Space Training
  • Title IX | Sexual Harassment Certification


Dr. Clark serves as Dean of Student Affairs, overseeing the Hudson Helps Resource Center, Mental Health Counseling and Wellness, and  Student Life and Leadership offices.  He is also the Chief Judicial Officer, Deputy Title IX Officer, and the Co-Chair of HCCC's C.A.R.E. (A Caring Approach to Respond and Empower) Team.

Dr. David Clark joined the College in 2015 as a Consultant/Interim Director of Student Activities.  In 2016, he became the Assistant Dean of Student Services and, in 2019, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.  He has worked in public and private higher education institutions for over 30 years.  Dr. Clark is a member of various committees and professional affiliations, including the President's Executive Council, Deans' Council, President's Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (PACDEI), Commencement Taskforce, All College Council,  Achieving the Dream, Athletics Taskforce, New Jersey Student Affairs Affinity Group, and the Hudson County Food and Shelter Coalition.  Dr. Clark was awarded the 2020 Provost's Leadership Award for his dedication and service to Hudson County Community College, the 2022 NISOD Excellence Award, and the 2023 League of Innovation in the Community College Excellence Award.

Hobbies/Interests: David enjoys traveling, reading, and culinary experiences.

Favorite Quote: "Carpe diem."