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.
Interim Vice President for Instruction, CPTC Foundation Executive Director
Dr. Tawny Dotson joined Clover Park Technical College in September 2012 and currently serves as the Vice President for Instruction and Executive Director of the CPTC Foundation. In this role, she provides leadership for the College's Instruction Department, which includes Baccalaureate, Professional Technical Degree and Certificate programs, Academics, Transitional Studies, eLearning, Library, Northwest Career & Technical High School, and Workforce Development/Continuing Education/Contract Training. She has served at Clover Park in the roles of Director of College Relations, Chief Communications Officer, Chief of Staff, Special Assistant to the President, and Vice President for Strategic Development.
Dr. Dotson 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.
She 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 doctorate from Oregon State University in their Community College Leadership program. Tawny is a member of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship Cohort 5, the CPTC Executive Team, and an ex-officio member of the CPTC Foundation Board. She 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, Area 11.5 Assistant Governor for Rotary District 5020, 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, and the SBCTC Data Governance Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Shareka Fortier joined Clover Park Technical College in August 2019 as the College’s first Executive Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She is responsible for the strategic development, implementation and evaluation of EDI interventions, programming and practices. She leads culturally responsive/ racial equity training efforts, focusing on a top- down approach including cross-divisional collaboration and support. She also oversees CPTC’s EDI Advisory Council, Bias Response Team, Ethnic Student Engagement Committee, and Diversity Committee.
Fortier has dedicated her career to advocating for historically marginalized populations, addressing disparities, removing barriers to access and seeking to ensure equitable outcomes for all people to reach their full potential. In addition, she leads the charge in ensuring that CPTC’s learning and working environments are safe, welcoming, and conducive to the success of our diverse community.
Fortier is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Leadership & Management. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of Washington and is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP). She serves on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Children (Tacoma), co-chairs the Tacoma College Success Network 2020, and is an active member of the City of Lakewood’s Multicultural Coalition and Leaders in Women’s Health.
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.