VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark College students transferring to WSU Vancouver can now access university advising staff without leaving campus.

Janet Cleveland is the new WSU Vancouver transfer coordinator. Working part-time, her office is on the Clark College campus. She has been with WSU since 1995, and has served as assistant director of admissions since 1997. Kim Hiatt has assumed Cleveland’s admission responsibilities.

Clark College and WSU Vancouver have been educational partners since the 1980s when WSU Vancouver occupied the college’s Bauer Hall. After WSU Vancouver moved to Salmon Creek in 1996, the two schools formed the Cooperative Agreement for Transfer Program. More than 160 students have taken advantage of this program since it began in 1997. It allows students at Clark College and Lower Columbia College, who intend to transfer to WSU Vancouver, to receive four-year advising from a WSU counselor. The goal is a seamless four-year education. Clark also offers some courses on the WSU Vancouver campus for students needing to finish their lower-division requirements.

Last year the two schools formed the Clark College-Washington State University Vancouver Center for Continuing Education combining Clark College’s continuing and community education offerings with WSU Vancouver’s trainings for Web professionals.

A 58,000 gross square foot Clark College building is planned for construction on the WSU Vancouver campus by 2005. Clark College would provide the courses necessary to complete an associate of arts degree, as well as prerequisites for some WSU degrees. This would enable students to complete a four-year degree on the Salmon Creek campus.

Cleveland’s new office is located on the second floor of Gaiser Hall, Room 204. To set up an advising appointment, contact her at 360/992-2585 or clevelan@vancouver.wsu.edu.