William R. Pundmann was elected to his second six-year term with the St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees in 2012. He was first elected to the Board in April 2006. His hard work and dedication was rewarded by his fellow board members as he progressed from election as a Board Vice President to President of the Board in April 2010.
William was elected to and has served on the Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA) Board of Directors since 2009 and most recently was elected to serve a one-year term in 2012 as chairman of the MCCA Trustee Department.
William is a life-long resident of St. Charles except for a brief career as a securities analyst and investment manager for several New York investment firms. He returned to St. Charles in 1978, and, as a result of his education and experience, founded a successful investment firm, Pundmann & Co., where he is currently President and CEO. He is married to Irene Pundmann, a registered pharmacist, and they have four children and two grandchildren. All are members of the First United Methodist Church of St. Charles.
William is an alumnus of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he played varsity football for one year in 1968, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1971, and was awarded an M.B.A. degree in finance in 1973 from New York University.
William has been recognized for his long history of service to the local and statewide community as well as to area business organizations. He was invited to and served as an advisor to the Missouri State Treasurer on investment matters. He represented the St. Louis area as an international board member and President of the Association for Corporate Growth, and also elected as a board member of the St. Charles Rotary Club.
William has received numerous awards including MCCA Trustee Leadership Award in 2011, Outstanding Performance Award from the Association for Corporate Growth twice, Golden Tiger Award from the University of Missouri, Jefferson Club Fellowship Award from the University of Missouri and a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary International Club.
William said, “My goals as a trustee are to assure that a quality education is affordable and accessible for area students without the need for significant tax levy increases by increasing state funding per student, promoting financial aid programs and assuring that sound financial policies are adopted by the Board consistent with the needs of county residents and goals of the St. Charles Community College. I believe that a quality education is one that results from a curriculum focusing on the needs of the individual as they prepare to enter the work force providing skill levels to match the needs of the local work environment or to pursue advanced educational goals with emphasis on problem solving through out the student’s educational program. It is imperative to gain support and effective community involvement in promoting the goals and objectives of the college. This cooperation reflects the multifaceted needs of individual students and those in the local corporate and business world, resulting in financial support in the form of scholarships and tuition assistance from the business community that benefits from employing individuals with requisite educational requirements.”