Rekah Strong appointed to Clark College Board of Trustees
Rekah Strong has been appointed to the Clark College Board of Trustees by Gov. Chris Gregoire. Strong’s term will begin Oct. 1. She will succeed Rhona Sen Hoss, who has served as a trustee for 10 years. To see a video clip of Strong, visit the Daily Insider‘s Facebook page.
Strong is the chief diversity and inclusion officer for Clark County, where she leads efforts to integrate diversity and inclusion measures into policy. After attending Clark College, Strong transferred to Portland State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in social work. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in social work at Portland State. She is the committee chair of the Clark County Diversity Advisory Committee and the Clark County Diversity Steering Committee. She is co-chair of the 2012 Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference and serves on the board of We Reign. She is an advisor for the American Society for Training and Development Cultural Competency Team, a board member and diversity team chair for the American Red Cross of Southwest Washington, and a personnel committee member for YWCA Clark County. She has also served on the Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest African American Advisory Council, the City of Battle Ground Diversity Task Force, and the Portland State University Social Justice Committee.
Strong is a recipient of the 2008 NAACP Diversity Leadership Award, 2009 YWCA Val Joshua Racial Justice Award, 2009 Delta Woman of Excellence award for social justice, and the 2010 Vancouver Business Journal Accomplished and Under 40 award. Her leadership efforts contributed to Clark County’s selection as the recipient of the 2009 National Association of Counties Award for Diversity and Inclusion and the 2010 Urban Entrepreneur Network Community Vanguard Award.