Victoria Clark is the Director of the Bitterroot College Program of the UM (BCP). She demonstrates all the qualities I believe are non-negotiable in an excellent leader. She listens closely to others, is an excellent mentor, walks the walk, and talks the talk, and takes seriously her fiscal responsibility for the program. Until I was hired in October 2010, Victoria was the only staff here at the BCP - for more than two years! She virtually ran everything by herself - from student services and issues, enrollment, setting class schedules, managing the budget, and on and on! She works endless hours every week to ensure that BCP remains a UM program of excellence.
The BCP students and faculty respect and adore Tory. Her "student-centered" attitude is demonstrated by her daily words and actions. The students here know, without a doubt, that Tory has their best interest at heart. I have learned a lot from her as I continue to learn and grow in my position - not so much about the mechanics of the job, but, rather, the character and passion required in helping each student succeed. She definitely deserves KUDOS!
Submitted by Kathleen O'Leary