Clifford D. Clark

Clifford D. Clark (1975-1990)

Clifford D. Clark, 88, former president of Binghamton University, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. Recruited by President C. Peter Magrath to Binghamton in 1973, as vice president for academic affairs following a nationwide search that drew 175 applicants, Clark became acting president in 1974 and was appointed the fourth president of Binghamton University in 1975, when Magrath left to assume the presidency of the University of Minnesota. He served as president of Binghamton University until 1990.

Clark is survived by his wife, Linda Beale, a son, Geoffrey Clark, a daughter, Dr. Kathryn Clark Emery, and granddaughter Shauna Emery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the Clark Fellows program. Checks should be made payable to the Binghamton University Foundation, indicating that gifts are in support of "Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellowships (#20891)" and mailed to: Binghamton University Foundation, Box 6005, Binghamton, NY 13902-6005.

Gifts to the Clark Fellows can also be made online.

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Last Updated: 2/13/14