Roses to Gary Kuch who was appointed recently as the director of the Clark Foundation Scholarship Program. He will assume his new duties on Feb. 4. He will succeed Peter Severud, who is retiring after nine years as director of the program. “His extensive school administrative experience, at the highest of levels, and his knowledge of the region and its students will be of tremendous benefit as he manages the work of one of our most important programs,” Jane Forbes Clark, president of The Clark Foundation said. Since it began in 1961, more than 10,000 students have received more than $80 million in scholarship assistance from The Clark Foundation.