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Two Candidates Seek Seat on STLCC Board of Trustees

Two candidates will vie for the Subdistrict 2 seat on the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees in the April 4 election.

The incumbent, Pam Ross, will be challenged by Nicole Robinson, Ed.D. The winner will serve a six-year term.

Pam RossAbout the Candidates

Pam Ross was elected to the STLCC board in 2017. She has served one term each as board chair and vice chair.

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

Since her election to the board, she has worked closely with the administration on the plan to open a professional child care center on the Forest Park campus, which will open in June 2023.

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 has also served on several boards, including the STLCC Foundation, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Women’s Political Caucus and the Brentwood High School Alumni Association.

“My years of community service as an advocate for battered women and working with female union members have given me a solid basis for understanding our students’ needs.”

Nicole Robinson, Ed.D., is vice president of public policy and community solutions with a national developer. 

Nicole Robinson, Ed.D.Robinson has more than 13 years of experience in leadership and management in both the public and private sectors. She has a combined 15 years of federal service with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as a congressional aide for the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 2022, Robinson was appointed president of the St. Louis Chapter-National Women’s Political Caucus Training Institute. She is a member of Focus-Leadership St. Louis Class of 2022-2023.

Robinson served on the national board of trustees for CampFire, and on the State Bar of California-California Paraprofessional Program Working Group’s board of trustees. Her professional affiliations are Washington University School of Medicine Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities and the Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars Inc. A breast cancer thriver, Robinson founded the Hatz 4 Hearts Foundation, a non-profit that provides supportive services to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, breast cancer health awareness and education. 

A graduate of Central Visual & Performing Arts High School, Robinson earned her doctorate in education and psychology in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. She holds an MBA from Fontbonne University and a bachelor’s degree in management from National Louis University. She has two children and six grandchildren.

About the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees
The STLCC Board of Trustees consists of seven members who represents the four subdistricts of the College service area. Subdistricts 1 and 4 are the two large subdistricts, each represented by two trustees. Subdistricts 2 and 3 are smaller, each represented by one trustee. The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education appoints one trustee. District voters elect board members periodically for six-year terms.

The board is responsible for determining the policies of the College within the legal framework established by statutes of the state of Missouri. The board makes all final decisions concerning employment, termination of services, expenditure of funds, contracts, establishment of new programs, student fees, tax levies and construction of facilities. Regular board meetings are open to the public.

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