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Four CWC trustees up for election

Jun 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

Central Wyoming College Trustee Roger Gose has announced that he will not seek re-election to the board this year.

Gose has represented the Riverton-Shoshoni subdistrict for two four-year terms.

"I think it's time for me to move out of the way (and) let someone younger and smarter ... step up to the plate," the retired physician said during Wednesday's board meeting.

He encouraged remaining board members to continue on their "upward trajectory."

"I think we've accomplished much in these past eight years, but it's only scratching the surface of what will be accomplished (in the future)," Gose said.

He added that his family will remain supportive of CWC and will offer to help promote the college in any way possible. Gose's wife, Barbara Gose, is a member of the CWC Foundation.

Gose's spot is one of four up for election. Nicole Schoening, who was appointed to represent the other Riverton-Shoshoni subdistrict in February 2013, will run for a full term this year. She said she made the commitment when she applied for the seat.

"One of the expectations (was) that I would seek re-election," Schoening said.

She looks forward to her

continued service.

"I love the enthusiasm and energy of the staff," said Schoening, who works as a special education case manager for Fremont County School District 25. "My intent is always just to support the growth of the college and also to support student success."

Board chairman Charlie Krebs has not yet decided whether he will run to represent the Lander subdistrict. The retired banker has been a CWC board member since December 2006.

"I'm leaning toward (running again), but I have a few things I have to consider --personal things --before I totally throw my hat back in the ring," Krebs said Wednesday.

Trustee Scott Phister, a physical therapist and owner of Fremont Therapy in Riverton, was not present at Wednesday's meeting. He has been a board member since December 2002, and his seat is up for election this year.

The filing period for CWC board members is Aug. 6-25.

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