NWC News Desk

Trustees at Northwest College solicit interest in board vacancy

Posted March 14, 2008

P O W E L L, W y o. - Northwest College trustees are soliciting letters of interest from Powell area residents who wish to fill a board vacancy created by a recent resignation.

Because a planned move to Cody this spring will prohibit Powellite Steve Webster from continuing his service as a trustee, he has resigned his seat on the NWC board effective March 28. Webster was elected to the board in 2004. Eight months will remain on his four-year term of office which expires Dec. 1.

"We'd like to hear from Powell area residents who'd like to serve the remainder of the term and possibly seek election next November," Board President Jim Vogt said.

The deadline to express interest is Friday, April 4. Individuals should submit a letter stating why they're interested, qualities and expertise they'd bring to the board, and whether they would intend to seek election in November. Mail or e-mail letters to Vogt at Northwest College, 231 W. 6th St. in Powell. The board has 30 days after March 28 to appoint Webster's replacement.

The board's most immediate pressing project is completing the presidential search, Vogt said. All three finalists will have been interviewed by the time a new individual joins the board.

"Another major project revolves around our efforts to secure reaccreditation from our accrediting agency in 2010-11," Vogt added.

Other NWC board members are Carolyn Danko of Powell; Marty Coe, John Housel and Mark Westerhold of Cody; and Joe Thomas of Meeteetse.

For more information, e-mail Jim Vogt or call 754.4862 .