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Board of Trustees

Jean Ehlmann – President

JEhlmann-136x180Jean Ehlmann was elected to a six-year term in April 2012. A board member since 1994, Ehlmann has served as board vice president twice and is currently serving her third term as president. She has seen the college through three of its expansion phases.

Ehlmann is a retired history and government teacher from St. Charles High School. She has a bachelor's degree in history from Lindenwood University and a master's degree in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

One of Ehlmann's priorities has been to respond to college enrollment trends and meet students' academic needs at SCC by increasing the numbers of faculty and staff.

"SCC must be accountable to the students and community by ensuring that its general education classes are transferable and its career-technical programs are meeting job market demands," Ehlmann said. "I want to ensure that SCC meets the future educational needs of St. Charles County."

William Pundmann – Vice President

011212-WPundmann_lores-136x180William 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. He served as president of the board from 2010-12, vice-president of the board from 2008 to 2010 and secretary of the board from 2014-2016. He currently serves as vice president.

Pundmann has served on the Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA) Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012 and also served a one-year term as chairman of the MCCA Trustee Department.

Pundmann 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 three grandchildren.

Pundmann 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.

Pundmann 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 was the Founder and President of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), St. Louis Chapter, and served on the ACG International Board of Directors for two terms. He also was elected as a board member of the St. Charles Rotary Club.

Pundmann 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.

Pundmann stated: "My goals as a trustee are to assure that a quality education is affordable and accessible for area students. 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 throughout the student's educational program. It is imperative to gain support and effective community involvement in promoting the goals and objectives of the college."

Shirley Lohmar – Treasurer

SLohmar-2015-136x180Shirley Lohmar was elected to a four-year term on the Board in 2016. She was initially appointed to a St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees' seat in June 2015. The 2014-2020 seat became open after her late husband, the Honorable William T. Lohmar Jr., vice president of the SCC Board of Trustees, passed away in May. She currently serves as treasurer.

A believer in the importance of education, Lohmar is a retired St. Charles School District elementary school principal. She taught at Monroe Elementary School for 16 years and was named Teacher of the Year for the district in 1998 – just before she was appointed principal at Blackhurst Elementary. She moved to the role of principal at Null Elementary when the district restructured in 2007.

Lohmar obtained a bachelor's degree in speech pathology and elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's degree in educational administration from Lindenwood University.

Bringing valuable experience to the board, Lohmar has been president of the Parkside Meadows Retirement Community Board of Directors, and the Church Council governing board at St. John United Church of Christ. She also held the position of chairman for the Charter Commission of the City of St. Charles in 1981 when the city successfully adopted a charter form of government.

"Public education is important because it is the foundation of a free society," said Lohmar. "It empowers people to live their lives to the fullest and reach their dreams, whatever that may be. It also creates character in an individual. It teaches us to value our culture and the culture of others."

For Lohmar, community college advocacy is a family tradition. Her son, County Prosecutor Timothy Lohmar, served on the SCC board from 2002-2011, and her late husband, William Lohmar, a former circuit judge, associate circuit judge and St. Charles municipal judge, served on the board 2011-2015.

Lohmar and her late husband, William, have one child (Timothy) and two grandchildren. She has lived in St. Charles County since 1972.

Pamela Cilek – Secretary

PCilek_small-2014-136x180Pamela S. Cilek of Weldon Spring was elected to the St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees in April 2014. She served as vice president of the Board from July 2015-April 2016. She is a retired educator who taught for 34 years, 26 of which were spent at SCC. She currently serves as secretary.

Cilek taught in the college's theater and communications departments and coordinated the college's Center Stage Theatre program during most of her career. A 39-year resident of St. Charles County, Cilek's history with the college goes back to the school's beginning. She started teaching the first year the college offered classes, and worked in the college's temporary locations throughout St. Charles County. She witnessed the move to the current campus and the construction of each new building.

Originally from Macomb, Ill., Cilek obtained her B.S. in speech and theater education with a minor in English from Western Illinois University in Macomb. She earned her M.F.A. in theater at Lindenwood University. She taught high school for four years and served on the faculty at the University of Missouri St. Louis, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley and Lindenwood University before coming to SCC.

Education runs in her family; her grandmother, mother-in-law, uncle and sister were all educators, and her late husband, Clark Cilek, Ph.D., was principal of St. Charles West High School for 26 years. Their daughter Mandi is married with three children, the oldest of whom is in college.

"My philosophy of education, teaching and life is pretty much the same: Success is usually about the ensemble or the group and not about just one person," Cilek said.

Rose Mack

rmack-136x180Rose Mack was elected to her second six-year term with the St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees in April 2016. Mack was secretary of the board from 2010-14. She served as president from 2014-16. She had previously served as an appointed member since July 2009. Mack is a councilwoman for Ward 2 in the city of O'Fallon. She previously served as president and chief executive officer of the O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce. She held this position from 1996-2003 and returned to the Chamber in 2006 after serving as the in-district representative from 2003-2006 for former Missouri State Sen. Jon Dolan. She resigned the position of president/CEO in June of 2010.

Mack's current civic involvement includes St. Charles County Municipal League Board of Directors, St. Charles County Ambulance District Advisory Board, First State Bank Advisory Board, SSM St. Joseph Hospital West Advisory Board and Vision St. Charles County Leadership Alumni and founding member. In 2006, the Vision Leadership Program presented Mack with the inaugural "Visionary of the Year" award. In November 2009 she was awarded the "Excellence in Community Development Award" by Progress 64 West.

As a former community college student, Mack has a personal interest in serving as a member of the SCC Board of Trustees. "Community colleges serve students from the young to the young at heart," she said. "As tuition costs rise at most four-year institutions, St. Charles Community College continues to help our residents by providing a quality education at an affordable price. The college is a great value to our community and I want to help maintain the integrity and service that this college provides."

Mack and her husband, Nicholas, currently live in O'Fallon and have four children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Mary Schnare Stodden

MStodden-2016Mary Schnare Stodden was elected to a six-year term on the St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees in April 2016. Stodden was a high school librarian for 37 years and retired in May 2014. She worked from 1978-1988 at Duchesne High School and 1988-2014 at St. Charles High School.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and library science from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Stodden received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Missouri Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in 2004 and was named the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in a Specialized Area for the St. Charles School District in 2012.

Stodden was raised in St. Charles, Mo., by her parents, Helen and Paul Schnare, who were instrumental in the initial development of SCC. "I want to carry on that legacy by continuing to make SCC the best institution it can be," she said.

"SCC provides a place for students to get an excellent education in order to become an employee in the 21st-century workforce."

Meeting Information

Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room, Social Sciences Building, Room 2102. The meeting schedule and/or location may be adjusted with approval from the Board of Trustees.

Upcoming Meetings

12/04/17 — Board of Trustees Meeting

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: SSB 2102

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