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Clark Christensen Academic Wing Dedication Live Stream 3:00 p.m. 


For Immediate Release


 Contact: Tim Mitchell, Superintendent for additional Information

712-484-2212 or tmitchell@riverside.k12.ia.us

Riverside Community School District to Dedicate the Academic Wing of the Middle/High School

Clark Christensen Academic Wing

 Dedication Ceremony

It will be held on Monday 5-24-2021 at 3:00 PM at the Gym at the Middle/High School at 18997 Hwy 59, Oakland, IA.  A reception will follow the ceremony in the Commons Area Sponsored by the Booster Club.

Event Protocol

  • Public is Welcome
  • If you currently have any COVID-19 Symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 14 days—Please access the Live Stream to view the event
  • You are encouraged to maintain social distancing (Three-Six Feet) with others in the building.
  • You are NOT required to wear a face covering-Personal Choice
  • The event will be Live Streamed


Riverside Middle/High School

 Clark Christensen served in various finance leadership roles in his 25-year career at The Coca-Cola Company.  He held the leading Senior Finance role for the Company’s Global Technology Organization; Senior Finance Leader for Global Procurement; Chief Financial Officer of the Moscow based bottling operations; European Division Finance Planning Leader in London; and International Internal Auditor where Clark had the opportunity to live and work in 17 countries.  He also has served as Chief Financial Officer for three other privately held companies. Clark was inducted into the Riverside Hall of Fame – Class of 2018 – as a Distinguished Graduate – Oakland Class of 1981.  

 Mr. Christensen joined the Deloitte accounting firm in Houston, Texas, following his graduation from The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in May 1985, where he gave the Student Address at the Graduation Ceremony.   He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from UNI.

 Clark graduated from Oakland High School in 1981.  While in Oakland, Clark was a lifeguard at the Oakland Swimming Pool for six years and Pool Manager for four of those years.  He was born in Council Bluffs and began living in Oakland’s, ‘Eckels Addition’, then moved to a farm, and finally back into Oakland at 309 Hill Street. Clark is the oldest of three brothers (Dana & Chad) and son to Dr Walter Christensen (deceased) and Maureen Oster and his second Dad, Larry Oster.  Clark and his wife Tamsen live in Atlanta, Georgia and they enjoy travelling having visited well over 60 countries.

 Clark has never lost sight of his roots and continues to give freely of his time, interest, support, and resources to the Riverside School District and to the communities. It has always been important to give back and to pay forward for him.  Clark frequently credits his learning experiences at school and in the communities as the bedrock of his successes.

 “Riverside Graduates can do anything they want in life” – Clark Christensen