Cowley College Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Pictured, left to right, are Dennis Shurtz, Bob Juden (Chairman), Jill Long, JoLynn Foster, Sid Regnier, Brian Sanderholm, Ned Graham, and Dr. Dennis C. Rittle.
The Board of Trustees is a seven person corporate body elected by the citizens of Cowley County who assist the president of the college in the management of the institution.
Board meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the McAtee Dining Center, 206 South 4th Street, Arkansas City, KS. All Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public.
To view the official minutes, press releases that summarize the board meetings and highlight discussions and decisions, go to Board Meeting Highlights.
Board members include:
|Past Chairman:||Dennis Shurtz|
|Voting Delegate to Kansas Association of Community Colleges Trustees (KACCT):||Jill Long|
|Voting Delegate to the Association of Community Colleges Trustees (ACCT ):||Brian Sanderholm|
|Board Representative to Open Bids:||Sid Regnier|
|Cowley College Foundation Board Representative||Ned Graham|
|Trustee Representative to the Tiger Booster Club||Ned Graham|
|Alternate delegate to the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees (KACCT):||Brian Sanderholm|
|Alternate delegate the Association of Community Colleges Trustees (ACCT ):||Dennis Shurtz|
|Clerk of the Board:||Tiffany Vollmer|
|Treasurer of the Board:||Dr. Gloria Walker|
|Legal Counsel for the Board:||David Andreas|
|Robert "Bob" Juden
Bob Juden has been a board member since July 2013.
His current term expires in July 2017.
Juden brings his previous experience as an educator and Cowley College employee to the board. He feels the primary focus for Cowley is to provide strong educational offerings that allow students to attain their goals. It is also important to stay on a pathway that promotes quality facilities for the classroom and activities.
Juden graduated from Cowley and completed his degree at Southwestern College. His family includes his wife Reatha and two children Tyler and Jacey. He is retired from teaching and coaching in USD 470.
Elected to Board April, 2015. Cowley College is of vital importance to Arkansas City and the County to both the students and the financial stability of the area. Interested in aiding the college in growth while maintaining a strong fiscal position.
|Dennis K. Shurtz
Dennis K. Shurtz was elected to the board in 2009 and reelected in 2013. His current term expires in July 2017. Shurtz also served as Board Chairman when he was a member of the Board from 1991 to 1999.
She owns a public accounting firm in Winfield Kansas — JP LONG CPA LLC. Her practice focuses on helping small businesses and the families that own them, set and achieve their goals. Jill was born and raised in Nebraska. Her accounting degree is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Jill is currently the Treasurer of Cumbernauld Village, Sec/Treasurer of Winfield Economic Development and Past President of Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ned Graham has been a board member since
Elected to the Cowley County Community College Board in April 2015.
The main purpose of Cowley College and Vocational Technical School is to provide educational opportunities to students that meet their needs and to work with various communities and businesses and industries to give support to them and help in anyway feasible to provide future employees to meet their needs. Regnier is a former high school and community college teacher and coach. He graduated from a Community College in Nebraska and has a Master’s Degree from Emporia State University, KS. He served 30 years as the business officer at two community colleges and is currently on the Legacy Regional Community Foundation Board. He has three children, nine grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Brian Sanderholm has been a board member since July of 2013. His current term expires in July 2017.
Last updated August 2016.