ACTE Announces Illinois Faculty as National Award Finalist

September 23, 2019

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka, 703-683-9312

ACTE Announces Illinois Faculty as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Robert Clark, Faculty HVACR at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, as the 2019 ACTE Region III Postsecondary Teacher of The Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) teachers at the postsecondary level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institution and communities.

Clark is the HVACR Coordinator at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The College of DuPage is one of the largest community colleges in the nation and is located 20 miles west of Chicago.  Bob has a background in HVACR, industrial maintenance, automation, instrumentation, and electrical control systems and strategies. He earned his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in CTE and holds multiple active industry recognized licenses and certifications. Clark is a member of multiple national education groups, multiple industry driven workforce groups, and he organizes professional development opportunities for CTE educators across the nation.

Clark is one of five finalists for the 2020 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, December 4, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 in Anaheim, CA. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, CareerSafe, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.


About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.