Kari joined LMC in late April 2018 as an Admissions Specialist. Her focus is helping local high school seniors and non-traditional students start classes. She also is an adjunct marketing instructor. She is passionate about helping students reach their goals and fulfilling the hope they bring by creating meaningful futures. Prior to joining LMC, Kari was program director and instructor for Business and Optical Dispensing at American Career College in Los Angeles, CA. Before higher education, she spent over 10 years in the optical industry as an educator, communications director, professional development leader, and retail manager.
MBA, Marketing, California Lutheran University
BBA, Marketing, Western Michigan University
I have worked for LMC since 1978 serving in a variety of positions, most importantly as full-time Physical Education Instructor 1983-2015. I am a proud LMC alumni as well.
Education: Western Michigan University Master of Arts, Exercise Science. Graduate Certificate in Holistic Health Care. Health Endorsement.Bachelor of Science; Physical Education and Coaching. Lake Michigan College
Personal Mantra: Students are the only consumers who demand less for their money, which is the biggest problem in the learning process.
Master of Arts, Physical Education; Bachelor of Science, Physical Education
Marla Clark is the Dean of Health Sciences at Lake Michigan College and has a passion for student success within a community college. She joined LMC in 2014 with more than two decades of higher education leadership experience. Ms. Clark has worked in the field of community college since 1998. Throughout her career, Ms. Clark has worked in several areas including Health Sciences, Admissions, Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, and Finance. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Adrian College and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Siena Heights University.