William (Bill) Clark, Commissioner

William Clark

William (Bill) Clark, Commissioner

Board Liaison to:
Schools 4, 41, 42, Edison Career and Technical High School, Rochester Early College International High School, Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, and Rochester Early Childhood Education Center

Current Board Committee Chair Assignment
Audit Committee

Term Expires: December 2021

William Clark has always demonstrated a deep passion for the education of our children, especially during his 38 years career at the Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc.  His passion for the education of urban youth led to the implementation of several specialized programs, specifically designed to enhance the educational outcomes of urban youth, such as project READY, a National Urban League program designed to close the achievement gap between African American males and other groups. Another such program is the After School Academy, a mentoring, tutorial, public speaking and college preparation program. Over his 25 years tenure as CEO of the Urban League, over 7,000 students were recognized receiving millions in college aid annually.

Most recently, Commissioner Clark was appointed by Regent’s Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown to serve on a state-wide school building leadership taskforce, serving from 2017 until his retirement in 2019. He also served with NYS Education Commissioner Elia on the New York State ELLC (ESSA Leadership Learning Community) consortium.

Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from St. John Fisher College, and His Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Currently, Mr. Clark serves on the Board of Directors of Trillium Health, where he serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees of St. John Fisher College, and the Citizenly Taskforce at Rochester Institute of Technology.