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.
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 2020 FLC Board of Trustees includes:
The Board increased from seven to nine voting members in March 2020. The two additional members will be appointed in Fall 2020.
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.
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.
To reach any of the Board of Trustees, contact Vikki Agovino, deputy secretary to the Board, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Meetings will be in Durango, Colorado
**2020 Retreat location TBD