About the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of nine voting and two non-voting members who are responsible for making policy for Fort Lewis College and overseeing its operation. Voting members are appointed by the Colorado governor and require Colorado State Senate confirmation. They serve four-year terms. The two non-voting members are elected by FLC faculty and students. The faculty representative serves a two-year term. The student representative serves a one-year term.

The Fort Lewis College president is appointed by and reports to the Board and is responsible for day-to-day management of the institution and its employees.

Current trustees

As stated in House Bill 20-1108, no more than five members shall be from any one political party; at least one member must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Native American tribe; and at least 2 members must reside in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, or San Juan county, or on the Ute Mountain Ute or Southern Ute reservation.

The 2021 FLC Board of Trustees includes:

College Representatives:

  • Iyahna Calton, Student Representative
  • Rebecca Clausen, Faculty Representative
  • Allison Riggs, Staff Representative

History of 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. The first Board of Trustees began governing the College on September 1, 2002. The Board increased from seven to nine voting members in March 2020.

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.

Contact the Board of Trustees

To reach any of the Board of Trustees, contact Vikki Agovino, deputy secretary to the Board, at vmagovino@fortlewis.edu.

Announcements

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TELECONFERENCE MEETING 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 Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College will conduct a special meeting by teleconference at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022 for the purpose of considering whether to approve employment contracts. Executive session will be convened pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(3)(a) (2016). No public comment will be taken.

The meeting will be held in the President’s Conference Room, 2503 Berndt Hall, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301.


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR FORT LEWIS COLLEGE AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-6-402, C.R.S.:

The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College will conduct a regular meeting on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No public comment will be taken. The meeting will take place in the Sitter Family Hall, Room 710 on Fort Lewis College campus.


Please contact Vikki Agovino, Deputy Secretary to the Board of Trustees at (970) 247-7100 or at vmagovino@fortlewis.edu for further information. 

Meeting dates

  • Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 Regular Meeting
  • Friday, April 8, 2022 Regular Meeting
  • Friday, May 20, 2022 Single topic - Budget Parameters
  • Friday, June 10, 2022 Regular Meeting
  • Friday, August 5, 2022 Board Retreat *
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 Regular Meeting
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022 Regular Virtual Meeting

*Meeting will take place in Denver