David W. Clark retired as president of Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2009 after serving in this position for six years. During his tenure the university grew significantly and several major new buildings were completed. He is an adjunct graduate professor of higher education leadership in the doctoral program at Dallas Baptist University. Clark has served on numerous boards including the National Religious Broadcasters, Vanguard University, PowerPoint Ministries, and currently serves on board of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and Net 211. Before assuming the role of president at PBAU, he served from 1997 to 2003 as the president of FamilyNet, a commercial television network with a variety of family oriented entertainment and inspirational programming. Simultaneously, Clark also served as vice president of the Broadcast Communications Group for the North American Missions Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Prior to joining FamilyNet, he was president of KMC Media, a media strategy, radio and television production and placement company which served many of the leading ministries and non-profits in America.
Before joining CBN in 1978 as the founding chief academic officer of Regent University in Virginia Beach, Clark was a tenured professor of mass communication on the graduate faculty of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He has consulted extensively with broadcasting, publishing, ministry and non-profit organizations on programming and strategic media planning and placement. He is the author of numerous articles on Christian media and Changing Channels: A Guide to Financing Christian Broadcast Ministries, (1996). He has also been an adjunct professor at the Institute of Christian Organizational Development at Fuller Seminary. He led the launch of Regent’s first Ph.D. program in 1998.
Clark holds the M.Div. from Northern Baptist Seminary and M.A. and the Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in speech, rhetoric and communication research. He has served as pastor of three churches. He lives near Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, Lois. They have two sons and one daughter and four grandchildren.