Board of Trustees

Our board is comprised of seven members, who represent the subdistricts we serve. Each board member is elected by you: our district residents. They act as your voice, directing the college’s path and strategy to best serve you and your community.

Meet your trustees

Take a few moments to meet our board members.

Craig H. Larson, Ed.D.

Subdistrict 4

Dr. Larson, of Manchester, Missouri,  is an educational search consultant for School Exec Connect, a consulting firm that helps connect school districts with talented leadership. He retired in 2010 after serving seven years as Rockwood School District superintendent.

He served two terms as board chair. Dr. Larson also served three years as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Clayton School District. He also was employed by the Parkway School District for 27 years, including five years as area superintendent and 11 years as principal at Parkway South High School. Dr. Larson is an adjunct instructor at Maryville University.

Dr. Larson was named chair of the board for the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce in January 2011. He has been named St. Louis High School Principal of the Year, and in 2009 was named the Communications Leadership Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators and the National School Public Relations Association.

Dr. Larson is a member of the Board of Directors of the West County Chamber of Commerce and St. Louis Boy Scouts. He serves as an associate member of the Public Policy Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees.

His doctorate in education is from Saint Louis University. His master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and his bachelor’s degree in education are from the University of Kansas. 

Doris A. Graham, Ph.D.

Subdistrict 1

Dr. Graham, of north St. Louis County, spent 38 years as assistant principal at Ames Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School in St. Louis and retired in 2005.

During her tenure with St. Louis Public Schools, Dr. Graham was a classroom teacher, remedial reading specialist and co-host of an after-school radio program. She also served as an administrator during summer school.

She also served on the Ferguson-Florissant School District Board for 23 years. During that time, the district twice was recognized as a school district of distinction by the Missouri School Boards Association. Dr. Graham currently serves as an associate member of the Diversity Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees.

Among the recognition she has received for service include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. Louis Teachers Union, the Legacy Award for Community Service from the National Council of Negro Women Inc. Gateway Metropolitan Section and the Legacy Award from the St. Louis Argus. She also was recognized by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority as one of its Women Making a Difference honoree.

Dr. Graham is an associate minister at her church, and also is involved in sorority activities. She also served on the Berkeley Senior Citizens Commission.

She earned a doctorate in educational administration/superintendency from Saint Louis University, a master’s degree in elementary administration/principalship from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Harris Teachers College. She also holds a master of arts in pastoral studies from the Aquinas Institute of Theology.

Eleftheria “Libby” Fitzgerald

Subdistrict 4

Fitzgerald of Chesterfield, Missouri, retired as associate professor in counseling at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park. She has previously served as the board's chair and vice chair.

Fitzgerald served two terms as president of the JCD-NEA. She has received several awards for service to STLCC and students, including the Forest Park President’s Star Award in 1995 and the President’s WOW Award in 2004. She was recognized by the college’s board of trustees in 1999 for students’ cultural enhancement and was nominated by students for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Teachers in America in 1993. She also earned the Forest Park campus Innovation of the Year Award in 1997.

Fitzgerald has served as president and vice president of the local chapter of the Daughters of Epirus, which promotes academic excellence and scholarship among young women, and also supports philanthropic issues both in the United States and Greece. She also was a board member of the Ponepiotic Federation of America, a group that defends human rights for the Greek ethnic minority in Albania.

Fitzgerald holds a master's degree in counseling from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Her bachelor's degree in psychology is from Saint Louis University.

Kevin M. Martin, Ed.D., Vice Chair

Subdistrict 1

Dr. Martin serves as a principal in the Parkway School District.  He previously served as the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Hazelwood Northwest Middle School. Dr. Martin hopes to expand dual credit opportunities, college prep programs and build stronger relationships with local high schools.

Dr. Martin taught mathematics and served as an instructional and data coach for three years at Hazelwood East High School. He also taught mathematics and served as department chair at Sumner High School for three years.

Dr. Martin served as area vice president with the Hazelwood School District Parent-Teacher Association, and is a former Big Brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. His doctorate in education policy and leadership is from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Pam Ross

Subdistrict 2

Ross attended St. Louis Community College-Forest Park  and is a graduate of Brentwood High School.

She formerly was employed in business development at Peoples National Bank, and served as chief of staff to the St. Louis City Board of Alderman president for seven years. She also was director of marketing for a web development company for five years.

Ross serves as the national treasurer for the Veteran Feminists of America. She serves on several boards, including the St. Louis Community College Foundation, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Women’s Political Caucus and the Brentwood High School Alumni Association.

Joan McGivney

Subdistrict 3

McGivney, of Webster Groves, Missouri, was employed by AT&T for 17 years in various positions as staff and project manager, system analyst and manager in training, planning software evaluation and acquisition. She was elected to serve a six-year term on the board in April 2013 and has served both as chair and vice chair of the board.

McGivney served two three-year terms on the Webster Groves School Board and also served on the St. Louis County Special School District Governing Council. She is a former substitute teacher for the Affton, Bayless and Hancock Place school districts.

McGivney served on the Webster Groves City Council for four years, leading committees for the formation of the city’s long-range plan and incorporation of recycling. She also served on the committee to pass an $8 million bond issue for the city’s recreation complex and chaired a successful sales tax drive to raise $23 million for capital improvements.

She was a volunteer tutor for five years with Mentor St. Louis for St. Louis Public Schools and served as a tutor with OASIS tutoring program for several years and as a mentor with Discovery Options. She served on the United Way Community Investment and neighborhood panels for seven years. She has been involved in community, youth and church activities for 30 years, and was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Webster-Shrewsbury-Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce in 2001.

McGivney earned a master’s degree in public policy administration from Saint Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising from the University of Missouri. She also earned a graduate certificate in gerontology from University of Missouri - Saint Louis.

McGivney and her husband Jim have been married for 41 years and have two adult daughters.

Rodney Gee, Chair

State Appointee

Gee  is a retired partner from Edward Jones Inc., where he worked in human resources for 14 years. He also held administrative positions in sales, marketing, strategy and human resources with Monsanto, Motorola and Southwestern Bell.

Gee has an extensive record of community service. He is the immediate past-president of the St. Louis Community College Foundation, where he has served as a board member for the past 13 years. He also serves as a board member of RX Outreach, an organization providing discount drugs to individuals and families with low incomes, and is a board member with Covenant House of Missouri.

The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved his appointment to the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees. Gee’s six-year term began in April 2016.

A resident of Chesterfield, Missouri, Gee holds a master’s degree in human resources development from Webster University. His bachelor’s degree in business administration is from the University of Central Missouri.

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