Emily Hart (Not Applicable)
Trustee-Community College District - Powell - (11852)
Powell, Wyoming 82435
For the last 18 months, I’ve solely focused on my small, local business. Prior, I worked at a neighboring hospital district for nine years focusing on process improvement, quality measurements, and fostering positive work environments. I have devoted my life to service through volunteering and professional endeavors. Serving as an NWC Board of Trustees would be a highlight.
I was raised in Powell attending K-12 in Park County School District #1. My husband of 16 years was born and raised here in Powell. He is also an entrepreneur; being a mechanic and a farmer. After receiving our degrees, we chose to move home and make Powell our permanent residence. I am an NWC alumnus and a 2011 graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in Social Work. I am an invested community member who has the time, dedication, and valuable perspective to return the investment NWC had once shown me.
I have worked at many 501(c)(3) companies. I have an understanding of multiple funding avenues and their requirements. I am familiar with the functionality of boards as I have served on and collaborated with several. I have a comprehensive understanding of system improvement and resource allocation regardless of industry. I worked at NWC while attending, which gives me an appreciation for the institution as well as its faculty and staff; many of who are still devoted to working there.
I am a graduate of NWC with a degree in Sociology. I graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2011 with a degree in Social Work. I have a multitude of certifications including Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, leadership, team building, and communication through a variety of institutions.
Community Activities and Memberships
I am a member of the NEA (National Education Association). I am the Director of the Coalition of Healers which focuses on providing support to and transparency of small Wyoming businesses that focus on a variety of healing modalities. I serve dual positions for the Willwood Light and Power Board.
Why I am Running
Northwest College has been a part of my life since the age of five. I've taken countless courses throughout my life as well as earned my degree. I grew up two blocks away and have many friends and family members who have received the benefits of having NWC here.
I am now at a great place in my life to give back to an institution that once gave so much to me. I am returning as a community member with experience and a skill set that I believe will benefit NWC. I have a valuable perspective and a passion for higher education.
Top 3 Priorities
As an NWC Board member, my focus would be to continuously foster a positive relationship between NWC and our community, and provide support to NWC as they navigate the barriers ahead including enrollment trends and the perceptions of community colleges.
Most importantly, I am focused on the evolution of this institution to quickly and qualitatively meet the needs of the changing student
while smoothly transitioning them into the workforce.