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 John Wells, Karen 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 2015

  • Friday, February 13, 2015
  • Friday, April 10, 2015
  • Friday, May 29, 2015
  • Thursday & Friday, August 6 & 7, 2015 (retreat)
  • Friday, October 2, 2015
  • Friday, December 4, 2015

*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 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 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 for the purpose of reviewing the proposed Investment Policy. Executive Session may be convened pursuant to C.R.S. §§ 24-6-402(3)(a)(II) (2014) for purposes of receiving legal advice concerning specific legal questions that may arise during the discussion.

The meeting will be held in the President’s Conference Room, Berndt Hall 2503, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301.  No public comment will be taken.

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 10, 2015.  The meeting will be held in the Vallecito Room in the Student Union, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.
 
Executive Session may be convened for purposes of considering the employment of the Fort Lewis College President pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(3)(b)(I) (2014), and for purposes of receiving legal advice concerning specific claims pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(3)(a)(II).


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