By Keenan A. Mount
Lewis and Clark Community College’s Board of Trustees swore in Donna Ware during its March meeting. Ware will serve the rest of the term for the position vacated by Charles Hanfielder’s retirement.
Hanfielder retired on February 14th following the day’s board meeting. Hanfielder’s term was to span till the end of April 2025.
Ware is not a stranger to education either, as she has held seminars on a graduate level for students of Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design on designing healthcare environments.
“I have always had a passion for education in all its forms and how it can truly transform people’s lives personally and professionally, whether through a formal college education, continuing education or trade school,” she said.
Ware is a decorated architect with more than 30 years of experience in the field as well as a holder of multiple degrees in architecture. She will use her relevant experience to engage with the renovation of L&C’s main complex by being included in meetings and correspondence regarding the renovation.
“The mission and vision of Lewis and Clark to empower people and provide relevant and high-quality learning aligns with my own values as I mentor young people in my industry as well as ensure learning opportunities for design professionals,” she said. “I hope that through my service on the Board, I will be able to harness my passion and experience to further strengthen the impact Lewis and Clark has had on the lives of individuals, families and the community.”
College President Ken Trzaska expressed his pleasure with Ware’s instatement, saying “It’s going to be great to work with you.”