Board of Trustees
The Flathead Valley Community College Board of Trustees is the governing body of the college. The Trustees are charged with the primary responsibilities of establishing college policies and selecting a president to administer the operations of the institution.The seven members are elected by the citizens of Flathead County and serve three-year terms, on a rotating basis, with elections held yearly on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in May.
FVCC Board of Trustee – Chair
Shannon Lund joined the FVCC Board of Trustees in March 2011. She was born and raised in southeastern Montana and graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She and her husband, Tom, and their two daughters have lived in various Montana and Wyoming communities including Miles City, Lewistown, Great Falls, Sidney and Cheyenne before moving to Kalispell in 2005. She has worked as a medical technologist, microbiologist, foundation events coordinator, account representative for Xerox and development manager for Intermountain. Lund has been an active volunteer throughout her life and currently belongs to the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, is a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, has chaired the Intermountain Calling All Angels gala and is an active member of her church.
FVCC Board of Trustee
Tom Harding, born and raised in Whitefish, graduated from Whitefish High School and attended The University of Montana before serving in the Vietnam War. He grew up in his family’s building materials business and eventually, after years of ski patrolling and saw milling, took on managing the operation until its closure in 1992. Harding is retired and his wife, Sue, is an educator at Kalispell Middle School. Harding was elected to the FVCC board in 1990 and has served in the various board offices and on many committee assignments. He and his family continue to reside in Whitefish, just a few blocks from where he was born and raised. He likes to say he’s traveled a long ways in a short distance.
FVCC Board of Trustee
Mark Holston was elected to the BOT in 2001. He is a graduate of FVCC and pursued other studies at Florida State University. He worked for FVCC in the 1970s for the Total Community Education (TCE) program, a nationally recognized pilot program to utilize cable television as a means of delivering educational and community service programming. Since then, he has taught several courses at the college and has served as a guest lecturer in various classes. Locally, he served as News Director of KCFW TV for 14 years and as Public Information Officer for the Flathead Basin Commission for 16 years. Nationally, he has been associated for several decades with a number of national and international publications, serving as a contributing editor. He has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and The Washington Times, among many others. He has twice been an invited scholar for Smithsonian Institution “Latino Initiative” programs and recently served as a guest lecturer at Berklee College of Music. He is currently a contributing editor for Latino Magazine, a national publication, and the Miami-based Latin Business Chronicle, among other publications. He lives in Kalispell with his wife Marcy, two dogs, three cats and two birds.
FVCC Board of Trustee
Glacier High School principal Callie Langohr was elected to the Flathead Valley Community College Board of Trustees in 2015. After graduating from Flathead High School, Callie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a Physical Science minor from Montana State University. She taught high school math for one year before joining her husband, Mike, as he pursued a career as a U.S. Naval officer. Langohr worked for McDonald’s Corporation for 17 years, including 12 years as a McDonald’s owner/operator in Havre, Mont. Her Masters of Education in Career Guidance and Counseling was earned at Montana State University Northern, and her K-12 school administrator credential was completed at The University of Montana. A Montana native, Langohr has worked for Kalispell School District #5 since 1993. Past positions in the district have included five years as a counselor, one year as assistant principal and seven years as principal, all at Flathead High School. Currently, she serves as principal of Glacier High School, a position she has held since the school opened in 2007.
FVCC Board of Trustee
Deer Lodge native Tom McElwain was elected to the FVCC Board of Trustees in October 2008. He is a graduate of Missoula County High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Montana in 1968. He retired from Montana Power Company in 2000 after holding various administrative and management positions in Butte, Bozeman and Seattle. He and his wife Carol moved to the Flathead Valley in 2003 where he opened offices for Stewart Title Company. Currently retired, McElwain serves as a Trustee of Northwest Health Care/ Kalispell Regional Medical Center and president of Voices for CASA which provides financial support for CASA for Kids of Flathead County. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Montana Army National Guard in 1987 after 25 years of service.
John Phelps was elected to the Flathead Valley Community College Board of Trustees in June 2007. A practicing attorney for over 30 years, Phelps earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wichita State University and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Kansas School of Law. He also serves on the board of the Whitefish Community Foundation, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, the Whitefish Rotary Charitable Fund and the Haskill Basin Watershed Committee. Phelps taught American Government and Political Theory at FVCC in the 1990s as an adjunct faculty member. He resides in Whitefish with his wife, Melisa.
Jeremy Presta, of Kalispell, has served as president/chief executive officer of Park Side Credit Union since 2002. Prior to Park Side, he served as officer of the bank, loan officer and credit analyst for First National Bank of Montana and assistant manager of CitiFinancial and AVCO Financial. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Montana. An active volunteer, Presta serves on the Montana West Economic Development Board of Directors, Kalispell School District 5’s Career Field Advisory Committee and the Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country Board of Directors. He is past president of Whitefish Rotary and serves as secretary/controller of the Montana Credit Union Network.
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