Joseph S. Clark was an educator and college president. He served as the president of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 1913 to 1938.
Clark was born in Sparta, Louisiana where he attended public and private school. He received his B. A. from Leland College in 1901 and an M. A. Degree from Selma University in 1913. He did post graduate work at Harvard and Chicago Universities.
Dr. Clark served as president of Southern University in Baton Rouge from 1913 to 1938. He was also the president of the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools in 1916 and superintendent of the Louisiana State School for Negro Blind.
Dr. Clark died in New Orleans and is buried on the grounds of Southern University in Scotlandville.