Leonard W. Clark, Jr
LHS Teacher, Coach, WSU Assistant Athletic Director
Lawrence High School
Leonard Clark, a Wichita State alum and former Shocker student-athlete and four sport varsity letterwinner, is in his fifth year as Assistant AD for Corporate Relations while serving as Executive Director of the Wichita State Varsity Club.
Clark coordinates and assists with special event' fund raising projects, planned giving, general annual giving fund raising activities, sport management, develops community relations, and is the department's liaison for internship recruitment programs.
A nine-year member of the WSU community, Clark came to the athletic department from University administration where he was Director of Equal Employment Opportunity from 1998-2002 and had recently assumed duties as Assistant General Counsel in 2002.
A native of Lawrence, Kan., he lettered in football three times, and in track, baseball, and basketball one season each at Wichita State. In the 1961-62 season, he was named the University's outstanding athlete, and earned a B.A. in Education in 1965. In 1996, WSU named him a Second Century Distinguished Alumnus.
Following graduation, Clark taught high school at Lawrence [Kan.] High School before beginning a career in law after graduating from the University of Kansas Law School in 1973. His first job after law school was as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Kansas City. He began a career in EEO at the state level in 1985 as Director of the Kansas State Office of EEO and held that position until 1988 when he moved to Florida to be Director of the Hillsborough County Human Relations Department. From 1989-92 he was the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights in Louisville, Ky., before taking a position in 1992 as Assistant to the President/Legal Liaison at Southeast Missouri State, a position he held until coming to WSU in 1998.
Clark, who has coached and served as an official at the high school and community college levels, has also served several times as a peer reviewer in the NCAA Division I athletics certification program.
He and his wife Leatha have four children - daughters Teresa, Mary and Laura, and a son, John.