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Board of Trustees

NWC Board of Trustees Group Photo

 

Standing (L-R): Jim Vogt, Paul Fees, John Housel, Mark Westerhold and Rick LaPlante

Seated (L-R): Nada Larsen and Carolyn Danko

Mission

Through exceptional, dynamic living and learning environments, Northwest College dedicates itself to individual student achievement, diversity, global citizenship, and community vitality.

Vision

Through a superior teaching, learning, and living environment, Northwest College will be a dynamic and distinguished educational leader that shapes a positive future for students and the many communities it serves.

Trustees

Mark Westerhold

Mark Westerhold

Board President
Mark.Westerhold@pinnbank.com
Cody

Term expires: 2016

Currently Senior Vice President at Pinnacle Bank in Cody, WY, Mark Westerhold brings 30 years of business and banking experience to his position as a trustee. An alumnus who had a great experience at NWC, two of his children also attended Northwest. He believes NWC provides excellent educational opportunities and is a wonderful asset to the area.

John Housel

John Housel

Board Vice President/Secretary
housellaw@qwestoffice.net
Cody

Term expires: 2014

With a long and varied legal career, Cody native John Housel is a devout proponent of higher learning. He is a strong advocate for greater presence of NWC in Cody and for increased enrollment of Cody students. He is an outdoor enthusiast with interests in civic betterment, history, geology and Shakespeare. He has two children.

Rick LaPlante

Rick LaPlante

Board Treasurer
rick@laplantes.net
Powell

Term expires: 2014

After a 19-plus-year career with Microsoft, Rick LaPlante and his family moved to Powell in 2006. Today he’s Managing Member of Triple L Cattle LLC. He also sits on boards of directors for several private companies and provides leadership and business consulting to software and agricultural operations. He enjoys the area’s recreational opportunities.

Carolyn Danko

Carolyn Danko

Trustee
cdanko@bresnan.net
Powell

Term expires: 2014

Carolyn Danko came to Powell in 1969 when her husband began teaching at Northwest. After retiring from four decades of public school teaching, she remained involved in education by seeking a Board seat. She’s attended the University of North Dakota and Kansas State University, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming.

Paul Fees

Paul Fees

Trustee
prfees@gmail.com
Cody

Term expires: 2016

 

Paul Fees was Senior Curator at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center for 20 years and now is an independent historian. He earned his B.A. at Stanford University in history and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Brown University. His association with NWC began 30 years ago as an adjunct instructor, and his interest in and regard for the college have continued to grow.

Nada Larsen

Nada Larsen

Trustee
aspen@tctwest.net
Meeteetse

Term expires: 2016

 

A retired secondary math/science teacher, Nada Larsen is a Meeteetse native and proud NWC graduate. She strongly supports the community college system in Wyoming and is committed to the mission of NWC. She lives with her husband on the family ranch on Woodriver.

Jim Vogt

Jim Vogt

Trustee
jdv@bresnan.net
Powell

Term expires: 2016

NWC has been part of Jim Vogt’s life since 1967 when he became Student Center Director and taught math. A strong advocate for students and employees, his service continued after his 1997 retirement when he joined the Board in 2002 and was re-elected in 2012 after a two-year hiatus. Jim and his wife, Judy, have four grown children who are NWC alumni.

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