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Aims Board of Trustees from left to right: John W. Haefeli, Jeannine Truswell, Gene O'Hara, Marilyn Schock and Heidi Windell

The Aims Community College District is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees. Each trustee is elected to a four-year term by voters in the college’s taxing district. This includes all of Weld County, plus small portions of Adams, Larimer, Logan and Morgan counties and the city and county of Broomfield. 

The Board is composed of one member from each of the five districts. Together with the College CEO/President, these elected individuals monitor and oversee the purpose, mission, vision and policies of the College.

Board Meeting Date Board Agenda Items Due (at noon) Location
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Greeley Campus
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Wednesday, March 27, 2024 Fort Lupton Campus
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Greeley Campus
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 Wednesday, July 31, 2024 Greeley Campus
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 Wednesday, August 28, 2024 Aims Flight Training Center
Wednesday, October 9, 2024 Wednesday, September 25, 2024 Windsor Campus
Wednesday, November 13, 2024 Wednesday, October 30, 2024 Greeley Campus
Wednesday, December 11, 2024 Wednesday, November 20, 2024 Greeley Campus

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Board Priorities

The Board sets annual priorities to guide and focus their work and attention.

2023-2024 Board Priorities

  1. Continue the professional growth of the Trustees of Aims Community College.
    a. ​​​​​​Identify specific work session topics that inform the Board and provide opportunities for in-depth discussions.
    b. Continue participating in local and national professional development.
    c. Keep up-to-date with trends regarding higher education and governing boards and higher education current events and trends.
  2. Prepare for, onboard, integrate, and develop new Board members.
  3. Build a cohesive, high-functioning governing Board that models respect, trust, and positive working relationships.

The CEO/President has separate goals in working alongside the Board of Trustees to uphold the college’s purpose, vision and mission. These can be found on the Office of the President Overview page.

2023 - 2025 Board of Trustees: Member Bios

The following five individuals make up the current Aims Community College Board of Trustees.

John W. Haefeli

John W. Haefeli, a Greeley native, is married to Delia, and between the two of them they have 77 years of teaching and coaching experience. Following graduation from University High he went to CSU, where he played baseball and earned a History BA.  John then matriculated to UNC to coach baseball and earned an Educational Leadership MA.  

During John’s career in District 6, he taught middle school and high school Social Studies.  Following retirement, he became adjunct faculty in the School of Teacher Education at UNC and coordinated the UNC Secondary Teacher Education Post Baccalaureate Program.  He also previously served two terms as a D6 Board of Education Director.

He is currently involved with the following:
•    Chair, Catholic Charities Migrant Housing
•    Colorado State University CHHS Executive Leadership Council
•    Weld Trust Educational Grant Committee
•    Greeley Chamber of Commerce Education Committee
•    United Way of Weld County Board of Directors
•    Success Foundation Fund Raising Committee
•    Chair, CHSAA Foundation 
•    Site Director, CHSAA 1A/2A State Basketball Tournament
•    Site Director, CHSAA 3A State Baseball Tournament

John believes Aims is a hidden gem for the people of Weld County and the Front Range.  His focus will be choices, opportunities and access for the needs of all.  He is excited to be part of the Aims trustees’ team and a quality educational community.  

Term: 2023-2027

Aims Community College takes our name seriously as we truly are community in every sense of the word.
--Lyle Achziger, Former Aims Board of Trustees Chair

Notice of election results for Trustee seats can be found on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.

Board of Trustees Responsibilities

The Aims Community College Board of Trustees is the governing body that holds the responsibilities delegated for the oversight and monitoring of the institution, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Employ, evaluate, and support the College CEO/President as the institutional leader 
  • Monitor the fiscal health of the college
  • Set and monitor policy direction
  • Advocate for the college

Board of Trustees duties, guidelines and procedures can be found within the Aims Policies and Procedure Manual.

Distinguished Fellows Award

The Board of Trustees annually recognizes one individual who has made outstanding contributions to Aims Community College by naming them as the Distinguished Fellow. 

Persons who may be considered for the Distinguished Fellow Award include:

  • community members
  • former Board of Trustee members
  • former Foundation Board members
  • former Aims Community College employees
  • legislators

Current employees of Aims Community College and current members of the Board of Trustees are exempt from nomination.

Nominate a Distinguished Fellow

Nominations must be received by the Board of Trustees Liaison in the President’s Office on or before February 28th.

Nomination statements may not exceed two pages and must address significant contributions in two or more of the following areas:

  • Long-standing efforts to advance the goals and purposes of Aims Community College and/or higher education
  • The championing and/or supporting of students, learning and service
  • Significant contributions to the furthering of scholarship in the state, county, community or the mission of the college
  • Served as an outstanding example to the employees and students of the college
  • Possesses high level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership
  • Enhanced the reputation and relationship of Aims Community College with its service area

The award will be conferred without regard to race, religion, philosophy, ethnic origin, citizenship, language, gender, or sexual orientation.

The Board of Trustees will select the recipient at the April board meeting and the Distinguished Fellow will receive the award at the May Commencement or at a time convenient for all concerned.