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The Governing Body of the College

Meet Our Board Members

Lori Kelley
Thomas "Rudy" Wright
Charlotte Flynt
Board Member
Don Litke
Board Member
Tanner Peacock
Board Member
Dr. Jon Ward
Board Member

From left to right Dr. Jon Ward, Thomas “Rudy” Wright, Charlotte Flynt, Dr. G. Devin Stephenson, Charla Janice Gainer, Senator George Gainer, Lori Kelley, Graham Fountain, Tanner Peacock, Don Litke


  • August 15, 2023
  • September 19, 2023
  • October 17, 2023 – Fort Walton Beach Campus
  • November 28, 2023
  • January 16, 2024
  • February 20, 2024
  • April 16, 2024
  • May 21, 2024 – Budget Workshop at 1:00 p.m. prior to Regular Meeting
  • June 18, 2024 – South Walton Center (Santa Rosa Beach)

Special Board of Trustees Meeting

  • August 1, 2023 12:30 p.m. Special Meeting – Student Housing
  • August 10, 2021, 2:30 pm Student Housing Committee Meeting
  • September 21, 2021, 1:00 pm Student Housing Committee Meeting
  • December 3, 2021, 2:00 pm Board Survey Review Committee Meeting
  • January 6, 2022, 2:00 pm Board Survey Review Committee Meeting

Meeting Minutes

To view meeting minutes for the current year and years previous, please visit the Meeting Minutes page.

Meeting Notices

The Board of Trustees normally meets for Business meetings in the Student Services Center on the college’s Niceville, Florida campus, 100 College Blvd. Twice a year, the Board meeting rotates to an alternate campus location among the college’s six campuses and centers.

The Board of Trustees is also the governing board of the Collegiate High School at NWF State College and normally meets as the Collegiate High School’s Board for a regular business session in the Student Services Center, Bldg. 400, Morrell Room 302, on the college’s Niceville, Florida campus, immediately prior to meeting as the college’s Board.

The Board meets on a monthly basis at 3:00 p.m. on the following dates unless otherwise noted:

  • October 18, 2022 – Chautauqua Center (DeFuniak Springs)
  • August 15, 2022 – New Trustee Orientation Workshop (Arpke President’s Conference Room)
  • July 19, 2022 – Annual Training Workshop


Policy Manual

Budget Book