July 7, 2008
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees would like to announce the next leader for EWC. Upon completion of the search process, the Board has appointed Dr. Thomas Armstrong.
EWC Board of Trustees President Sherri Lovercheck added the following about Dr. Armstrong, “The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to offer Dr. Armstrong the EWC Presidency based upon our belief that he will be an excellent fit for both our college and our community.”
Input received from EWC faculty and staff as well as the community reflected favorably on Dr. Armstrong and his wife.
Lovercheck added, “He comes from a rural community college where he established a reputation for fairness and principled decision making. He is praised for his skills of working with people and received rave reviews from both subordinates and supervisors. We are thrilled that Dr. Armstrong and his wife Jean will join our EWC family.”
Dr. Armstrong currently serves as Vice President for Instructional Services at Otero Junior College in LaJunta, CO. In his present position he is responsible the implementation, development, and management of all aspects of instructional services. His background also includes extensive work in developing new and improved learning environments and classrooms. Otero Junior College serves approximately 1,600 students.
Dr. Armstrong completed his Bachelor’s degree in English/Speech and Theatre in 1972 from Colorado State University, his Masters degree in Education/Communication in 1982 from Adams State College and he received his PhD in Community College Administration in 1996 from Colorado State University.
“My wife, Jean, and I are confident that joining the community of professionals at Eastern Wyoming College will enable us to learn from caring people who are invested in providing the best opportunities for students. We look forward to contributing to both college and community. Appreciate and respect traditions; build for the future,” said Armstrong.
Dr. Armstrong and his wife Jean have two sons and one grandson. The oldest just relocated to Durango, Colorado and the youngest just began his military career at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Dr. Armstrong will begin his term as President at EWC on August 1, 2008.
“I want to thank each board member for this opportunity; I believe their faith and trust is well placed. EWC staff including classified, professional, faculty, and students have devoted many hours and much energy to new initiatives. Relationships are important. Together, we’ll claim all that’s positive and move ahead . . .deliberately,” added Armstrong.