Pat Chlouber, Lake County Trustee

Pat Chlouber was elected the District Six trustee in the fall of 2011. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a master’s from the University of Colorado. She lives in Leadville, where she taught elementary school in the Lake County School district for 20 years and served nine years on the Lake County School Board.

Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees member Pat Chlouber.Chlouber was elected and served five years as the 3rd Congressional District member of the Colorado State Board of Education. She also served on the board of directors for the National Association of State Boards of Education. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed her the U.S. Department of Education secretary’s regional representative to six states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Colorado. Chlouber continued in that post until 2009.

In 2010 she was a member of the college’s Timberline Campus Campaign Cabinet, helping to raise funds to build the college’s Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center in Leadville. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper also appointed her to the Colorado Charter School Institute board of directors.

Chlouber and her husband, retired state Sen. Ken Chlouber, have one son, Cole, who graduated from Lake County High School.

“I believe I can be a caring and committed voice for the people of the sixth district as a Colorado Mountain College trustee,” Chlouber said. “My vision for Colorado Mountain College is for it to become an even stronger leader in learning, one that is unsurpassed in providing quality educational opportunities within our diverse communities and strengthening partnerships among the college, school districts, government, businesses and the communities it serves. The continued expansion of the educational opportunities with four-year degrees is extremely important to the future of the college, students and well-being of our local economies.”