Board of Trustees

About the Board of Trustees

In June 2002, Colorado Governor Bill Owens signed legislation that approved the creation of a stand-alone Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College. This nine-member Board of Trustees began governing the College on September 1, 2002.

The Trustees make policy for Fort Lewis College and oversee its operation. The board consists of seven members who serve four-year terms. Each of these individuals is appointed by the Governor and requires Senate confirmation. No more than four shall be from any one political party, and two shall be from Southwest Colorado, which is defined in the bill as Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties.

The Trustees will also include non-voting representatives elected by the student body and the faculty at large.

The current trustees appointed by the Governor include Peter DeckerJohn Wells, Matthew WassamKaren WildeSteven Short, Ernest House, Jr., and Thomas Schilling. The board also includes a faculty representative and a student representative.

Prior to being governed by the Trustees, the State Board of Agriculture governed Fort Lewis since it first became an agricultural high school in 1911.

Meeting Dates for 2014

  • Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Friday, May 30, 2014
  • Thursday & Friday, August 7 & 8, 2014 (retreat)
  • Friday, October 10, 2014
  • Friday, December 5, 2014

*Meetings will be in Durango, Colorado

Contact Info

Peggy Sharp
Deputy Secretary
Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College
970-247-7437
sharp_p@fortlewis.edu

Announcements

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE  ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, THE BUSINESS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, THE PRESIDENTIAL EVALUATION COMMITTEE, AND THE AD HOC INVESTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE   OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR FORT LEWIS COLLEGE

NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-6-402, C.R.S. that the Academic & Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College will meet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Business Affairs Committee at 2:45 p.m.  The Presidential Evaluation Committee will convene at 3:45 p.m., followed by the Ad Hoc Investment Advisory Committee at 4:30 p.m.  The meetings will be held in the President’s Conference Room, 2503 Berndt Hall, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO  81301.   


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR FORT LEWIS COLLEGE

NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-6-402, C.R.S., that the Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College will conduct a public meeting beginning at   8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014.  The meeting will be held in the Vallecito Room in the Student Union, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. 

Executive Session may be convened pursuant to § 24-6-402(3)(b)(I) (2013) of the Colorado Revised Statutes to discuss the employment contract of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Fort Lewis College.


Please contact Peggy Sharp, Deputy Secretary to the Board of Trustees at (970) 247-7437 or at sharp_p@fortlewis.edu for further information.