Judith McDowell (Republican)

Trustee-Community College District - - (11848)

1005 Victoria St
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801-3448
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Throughout my career I have been a nurse, teacher, and a nurse practitioner. My husband and I have had wonderful opportunities to live and work in other countries where I saw different approaches to education and health care. Once we came back home to the USA we wanted to find a small community in which to raise our children so we moved to Sheridan, WY in 1997. My sons graduated from Sheridan High School, one attended Sheridan College and both graduated from the University of Wyoming. Due to their solid educational backgrounds provided by Wyoming institutions they are thriving. We are also blessed that my younger son has made Sheridan his home.


1998-2016 Nursing Instructor and director of Sheridan College Nursing Program
Facilitated student visits to legislature in Cheyenne
Member of faculty senate
2011-2020 Nurse Practitioner in private practice and for the Sheridan Health Center.
I continue to take classes at Sheridan College and continue to teach through articles in the Sheridan Press and through a Fall Prevention Program.
I understand the benefit of Sheridan College for our community and will work to support this.


BS, Pennsylvania State University
Diploma in Nursing, Lankenau Hospital
BSN Nursing, Excelsior College
MS Nursing Education, University of Wyoming
Post-masters Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Wyoming

Community Activities and Memberships

I have been a a board member of Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA.

I was appointed to and served on a Governor’s advisory committee on healthcare.

I teach a Fall Prevention Program with other healthcare professionals for interested groups and at The HUB on Smith.

Why I am Running

I believe that education at all levels is critical to the success and well-being of our community. Our college provides technical expertise for those pursing dental, welding, nursing and the many other fields of study taught at the college, it provides an affordable path for students to pursue higher education, and it contributes to our community through offerings in science, arts, and events.
I will always work to keep Sheridan College strong and relevant to the needs of all of us in Sheridan and Johnson Counties. I believe that through exposure to education and new ideas we bring growth and strength to this vibrant community.

Top 3 Priorities

Serving the students at Sheridan College will always be my guiding principle and I will ask how each proposal before the board makes the college better for its students. To make the college better for its students, my top three priorities are:

Expanding the scope of our educational and community offerings.

Supporting an educational environment that encourages thought, questions, and respect for all.

Supporting efforts to keep our college on a sound financial footing by carefully considering all proposals put before the board.