CSI Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The College of Southern Idaho is governed by a volunteer five-member board of trustees who are elected at large from within Twin Falls and Jerome Counties for staggered, four-year terms. Trustees derive their authority from and hold office in accordance to the state of Idaho Code.


Contact Information

CSI Board of Trustees
Phone: (208)732-6201
Fax: (208)732-6388
E-mail: csitrustees@csi.edu

CSI Trustee Zones Map

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CSI Trustee Zones Map

CSI Board of Trustees Members

Elected positions
Terms are 4 years
Board members do not receive any compensation

Scott McClure Scott McClure
Trustee
Term ends 2022
Zone #5

Scott McClure joined the Board in 2018. He is a Jerome native, having been raised and currently residing in Jerome County. He attended Idaho State University, where he served as Student Body President. He graduated in General Engineering, and upon graduation accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served and reached the rank of captain. Also while at ISU he met his wife Claire. They have three children, Robert, Teri and Traci.

Following service in the Corps he worked as plant engineer for U and I Sugar, then returned to the Magic Valley to open McClure Engineering, a consulting engineering firm who provides services in structural, mechanical and industrial engineering, through an office in Twin Falls. In his engineering career he has served as president of the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers and as Chairman of the Consulting Engineers of Idaho. He served on the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for 10 years. Awards he has received include the Outstanding Engineer of the Year award from the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers and the Idaho Business Leader of the Year from AKPsi Business Fraternity at Idaho State University. He is licensed as a professional engineer in both structural and mechanical engineering. He is licensed as a professional engineer in twelve states.

Scott says: "I am excited to serve on the CSI Board because the College serves such a valuable function in the Magic Valley. It serves as the bridge between high school and a technical and/or academic career. We need to make sure that bridge is as strong, secure and affordable as possible while striving for excellence in all fields."

Anna Scholes Anna Scholes
Trustee
Term ends 2022
Zone #1

Elected to the Board in 2018, Anna was born to immigrant parents in Johnstown, PA, attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, then worked in sales and marketing for 10 years for Eli Lilly & Company. She married Twin Falls native Chris Scholes and moved to Idaho in 1997. She has been an active member of the Magic Valley community and is currently involved in Twin Falls Optimist Club (President), Twin Falls Optimist Youth House, Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley, Twin Falls School District Education Foundation Board, and St Luke's Quality, Safety and Service Excellence Committee. She has served in various roles for local PTAs and Booster Clubs, and has been involved in many local fundraising campaigns. She was co-chairperson of the Citizens for the Twin Falls School District Bond Levy (2014). She has been an adjunct pharmacology instructor at CSI for several years and continues to work part-time as a community pharmacist. Anna and Chris have 2 college-aged children.

Mr. Laird Stone Mr. Laird Stone
Vice Chair
Term ends 2020

Zone #2

Elected to the board in 2012, Laird was born and raised in Gooding. He received a bachelor's degree in Marketing and a Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Idaho. He was a member of the Idaho State Board of Education from 2001-2008. His community involvement includes El Korah Shrine Ambassador, All Star and Babe Ruth Baseball, Shrine High School All Star Football, recipient of a Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award, Snake River Council Boy Scouts, Mason's and Kiwanis. Laird is a partner in the law firm Stephan, Kvanvig, Stone, and Trainor. He is a strong supporter of the community college and the dual credit system with the high schools.

Jan Mittleider Jan Mittleider
Chairwoman
Term ends 2020

Zone #4

Before being elected to the board in 2012, Jan was an educator at CSI spanning four decades until her retirement. She served as the first volleyball coach, a community wellness advocate and a champion of active aging programs. Her Over 60 and Getting Fit program for older adults has served as a model for countless community-based programs around the country. Jan continues to serve as a wellness consultant and community volunteer. She is a board member of the Magic Valley Arts Council, a regional representative for the Idaho Commission for the Arts and the President of the Full Moon Gallery, a local artist cooperative. “I love the mission of the community college and the opportunity to impact every stage of life from the cradle to the grave.” A native Idahoan, Jan enjoys, hiking, travel and photography.

Jack Nelsen Jack Nelsen
Clerk
Term ends 2020

Zone #3

Jack Nelsen of Jerome was elected to the CSI Board of Trustees in November 2016. He is the first CSI board member to be elected from the all-Jerome County Zone 3 following the Idaho Legislature's 2016 zoning mandate to all of Idaho's community colleges.

Nelsen is a 1976 CSI graduate who went on to earn his bachelor's degree in music from the University of Redlands and his master's of education from Boise State University. A lifelong Jerome County resident, he taught band and music in the Wendell School District for three years before deciding to commit full time to his family's dairy farm.

Jack has remained active with CSI, playing trumpet in the pep band, jazz band, and Magic Valley Symphony before becoming the director of the CSI Pep Band in 1990. He held that position for nine years and taught as an adjunct faculty member in the CSI Music Department until 2012.

Nelsen has served Jerome County on its Planning and Zoning Commission, Mid-Snake Water Commission, and the Jerome County Republican Central Committee and is a member of the Jerome Rotary Club. His favorite activities include fly fishing and skiing.

Jack and his wife Emily are the parents of Chris, Greg, and Matt Nelsen. All three sons attended CSI.

Of his position on the CSI Board, Nelsen says, “I am so proud to continue my association with the college and to promote the 'community' in our community college."