Lisa Gibert

Lisa Gibert

President and CEO
Clark College
Vancouver, Washington
Award Winner

2017 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

"Lisa has been very, very active with our community college activities. She currently serves on the Center for Community College Advisory Group and was a member of the Conference for Community College Advancement planning committee. Lisa is currently a member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy and was a very active member in CASE's Strategic Planning Steering Committee. She has been involved on the planning committee for our Conference on Institutionally Related Foundations. I can't speak highly enough of her."

Significant praise for Lisa Gibert, recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Board.

"Lisa has made a significant contribution to CASE, through her leadership, advocacy and commitment to enhance the engagement with and relevance of CASE to community colleges in our District," said Mark Koenig, chair, CASE District VIII Board.

"Community colleges represent a key part of the higher education landscape and advancement professionals working at colleges are not only making a difference in their institutions but are also making significant contributions to their professions," adds Koenig.
Lisa joined the Clark College Foundation in 1998, serving as the director of finance and administration, chief financial officer, and then interim president. In January 2005, she was appointed president/CEO.

Her responsibilities include overseeing all foundation activities and staff, working closely with the foundation's board of directors, and partnering with Clark College administration to meet their fundraising needs. Gibert is responsible for strategic planning, goal setting and policy development, and she works closely with the foundation's donors.

Gibert earned a bachelor of science degree in business and finance from the University of Oregon and a master's in business administration at the University of California at Irvine. She holds a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) rating.

Gibert maintains many professional affiliations and is actively involved in her community.

The Distinguished Service Award is given to a CASE VIII member for outstanding service to the district. The service may come in any number of ways: conference leadership or speaking, exceptional volunteer service within the district, distinguished service on the board or with CASE International. The award is given to a current District VIII employee, or someone who has been a district member within the past two years.

CASE District VIII is one of eight regional districts of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education that support educational and professional institutions in North America by enhancing the effectiveness of the alumni relations, fund raising, communications, marketing and other advancement professionals who serve them.