Roles and Responsibilities:
The President's Executive Team are only one decision-making facet in the overall shared governance structure at Clover Park Technical College. As part of this executive leadership team, their role is to provide strategic input into CPTC's instructional portfolio, institutional budget planning process, and the delivery of comprehensive student support services. Additionally, the E-Team advises the President on matters related to personnel, facilities, and operations.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Larry Clark serves as Vice President for Finance and Administration. In this role, he is responsible for the coordination, implementation and supervision of business and fiscal management in accordance with federal, state and local laws. This position oversees compliance and risk management, security and emergency management, information technology, budget and finance, payroll, the bookstore, custodial staff, the grounds crew, the warehouse, and facilities.
During his career, Clark has served in finance and accounting leadership positions in higher education, non-profit organizations, wood products, and the insurance industry. He is especially proud of the work he has done in the local community, having served on the boards of directors and/or finance committees for several local non-profit organizations and church groups.
Clark holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of Puget Sound as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Washington State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, and a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist. He also serves as a member of the Direct Reports and College Cabinet.
Vice President for Strategic Development
Dr. Tawny Dotson joined Clover Park Technical College in September 2012, and serves as the Vice President for Strategic Development and Executive Director of the CPTC Foundation. In this role, she implements and executes CPTC's strategic growth initiatives and strategic plan. Dotson also oversees college-wide communication and marketing strategies, legislative affairs, the Foundation, Human Resources, Grant Development, Institutional Research and Accreditation, and strategic planning.
She began her career as an active-duty Air Force public affairs officer and still serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Washington Air National Guard.
Dotson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Washington State University, a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication from the University of Missouri and her Accreditation in Public Relations from the National School Public Relations Association. She received her doctorate from Oregon State University in their Community College Leadership program. Dotson serves as a member of the Executive Team, President's Cabinet, and an ex-officio member of the CPTC Foundation Board. She co-leads the Strategic Enrollment Planning Council, co-leads CPTC's Guided Pathways Core Team, and serves as CPTC's Accreditation Liaison.
She is most proud of CPTC's role in the community and is an active civic leader in the Lakewood/Tacoma area. She is a past-president of the Rotary Club of Tacoma South, member of Lakewood United, past-president of the Public Information Commission for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), and a current member of the SBCTC Advocacy Steering Committee.
Vice President for Instruction
Mabel Edmonds serves as Vice President for Instruction. In this role, she provides leadership for the College's Instruction Department, which includes Baccalaureate Degrees, Professional Technical Degree and Certificate programs in a variety of career fields, Academics, Transitional Studies, eLearning, Library, Northwest Career and Technical High School, and Workforce Development/Continuing Education/Contract Training.
Edmonds began at Clover Park Technical College in January 2005 and has served as Director for Workforce Development/Continuing Education/Contract Training, South Hill Campus Administrator, Dean for Instruction, and Special Assistant to the President and Vice President for Student Learning. Her career has also included serving as an early childhood educator, K-12 public school teacher and administrator, college/university adjunct instructor, and K-12/higher education policy analyst for the Washington State Legislature.
Edmonds holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Harris Teachers College, a Master of Educational Administration from the University of Missouri, Reading Specialist Certification, and has completed leadership development training for higher education executives. She is active in professional and civic groups at the national, state, and local levels; currently serving on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE President, 2014-2015), NAACP, Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, and United Way of Pierce County's Impact Cabinet; and, was appointed and served on the most recent City of Tacoma Charter Review Committee. Edmonds represents CPTC on various Pierce County committees and serves as a member of the President's Executive Team and Cabinet and other committees.
Scott J. Latiolais
Vice President for Student Success
Scott J. Latiolais joined Clover Park in July 2017 and serves as Vice President for Student Success. As such, he provides leadership to promote access and equity through a high-touch, proactive approach to student outreach, persistence, and completion. Student Success is comprised of eight departments which include: Advising & Counseling, Child Development Services, Disability & Veteran’s Services, Enrollment & Assessment Services, Outreach & Entry Services, International Education Programs, Student Aid & Scholarships, and Student Life. Additionally, Student Success is home to five centers: The Assessment Center, The Hayes Child Development Center, The Student Leadership & Service Center, The Veteran’s Resource Center, and The Welcome Center.
Latiolais began his student affairs career with foundations in residence life at New York University, The University of Maryland, and Manhattan School of Music. Prior to coming to Clover Park, Latiolais served as the Dean of Student Success and Director of Counseling & Advising at Renton Technical College, and before that, Manager of Professional Programs at The University of Washington. Cumulatively, Scott has over twenty years of post-graduate student affairs experience in both two and four-year colleges and has held various administrative positions spanning the spectrum of student services.
Latiolais earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English & French Linguistics from Louisiana State University and holds a Master of Science Degree in College Student Personnel Administration from The University of Tennessee. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education Degree in Adult & Higher Education from Northern Illinois University and is active professionally serving on committees/councils and speaking locally, regionally, and nationally.