While our president, Tom Stritikus, is often the face of leadership, and certainly a very active leader, he is not alone in guiding FLC. The Board of Trustees, Associated Students of FLC, the president's cabinet, and others also shape FLC's direction. What's more, our strategic plan was created through input from the whole FLC community, and is directed by our mission and core values.

President Tom Stritikus

President of FLC, Dr. Tom Stritikus

Previous to Fort Lewis College, Dr. Stritikus was a deputy director of education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He served on the Global Learning Initiative, building a strategy to improve education in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In addition to his work in global education, Dr. Stritikus spent three years leading work in improving education in the United States, where he oversaw initiatives of personalized learning, assessment for student learning, instructional leadership, and teacher preparation.

Board of Trustees

FLC's Board of Trustees

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.