Skip to Main Site Navigation Skip to Top Navigation Skip to Search Skip to Quick Links Skip to Content Skip to Footer Skip To Left Navigation

Board of Trustees at the College of Southern Idaho

The College of Southern Idaho is governed by a volunteer five-member board of trustees who are elected at large from within Twin Falls and Jerome Counties for staggered, four-year terms. Trustees derive their authority from and hold office in accordance to the state of Idaho Code.

Board of Trustees Election

Election information and filing procedures for elections can be obtained by contacting your county clerk or at the counties election website.

Twin Falls County

Jerome County

Contact Information

CSI Board of Trustees
Phone: (208)732-6201
Fax: (208)732-6388


CSI Trustee Zones Map

The current trustee zones map is available as an interactive map and as a downloadable PDF. 


CSI Board of Trustee Members

Elected positions
Terms are 4 years
Board members do not receive any compensation


Anna Scholes

Term ends 2026
Zone #1

Elected to the Board in 2018, Anna was born to immigrant parents in Johnstown, PA, attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, then worked in sales and marketing for 10 years for Eli Lilly & Company. She married Twin Falls native Chris Scholes and moved to Idaho in 1997. She has been an active member of the Magic Valley community and is currently involved in Twin Falls Optimist Club (President), Twin Falls Optimist Youth House, Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley, Twin Falls School District Education Foundation Board, and St Luke's Quality, Safety and Service Excellence Committee. She has served in various roles for local PTAs and Booster Clubs, and has been involved in many local fundraising campaigns. She was co-chairperson of the Citizens for the Twin Falls School District Bond Levy (2014). She has been an adjunct pharmacology instructor at CSI for several years and continues to work part-time as a community pharmacist. Anna and Chris have 2 college-aged children.

laird stone

Mr. Laird Stone

Term ends 2024
Zone #2

Elected to the board in 2012, Laird was born and raised in Gooding. He received a bachelor's degree in Marketing and a Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Idaho. He was a member of the Idaho State Board of Education from 2001-2008. His community involvement includes El Korah Shrine Ambassador, All Star and Babe Ruth Baseball, Shrine High School All Star Football, recipient of a Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award, Snake River Council Boy Scouts, Mason's and Kiwanis. Laird is a partner in the law firm Stephan, Kvanvig, Stone, and Trainor. He is a strong supporter of the community college and the dual credit system with the high schools.



Joshua Kern

Term ends 2024
Zone #3

Dr. Kern was appointed to the vacant board position in 2023. He did his college and medical education at the University of Washington and came to Idaho in 2005 to complete his residency training and he and his wife fell in love with the state. He has lived in Jerome since 2008 where he continues to practice medicine at St. Luke’s Jerome. He also serves in two leadership roles within St. Lukes- serving as both the Chief Medical Officer for the Magic Valley, Jerome and Wood River hospitals and is the program director for the Magic Valley Rural Residency Program. He graduated from the Boise State University executive MBA program in 2021. He has served on several boards in the community most recently serving on the CSI Foundation board before resigning to take the Board of Directors position. Dr. Kern also helped start Renew Coffee Shop in Jerome which is a business as mission church and non-profit. He was awarded the 2020 Person of Year by the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Kern says “I love the mission of CSI and am delighted to be serving in this role. Zone 3 has a lot of activity with CSI right now and remains a critical partner with the community of Jerome. It is exciting to be in this role during the time that CSI is building a new building in Jerome and developing the CSI soccer team which will play in Jerome. I continue to feel that education and local colleges can have an outsized impact on creating the workforce that communities like the Magic Valley need.”

jan mittleider

Jan Mittleider

Term ends 2024
Zone #4

Jan, a retired College of Southern Idaho educator, was elected to the board in 2012 after a long career where she served as the first volleyball coach, a community wellness advocate and a champion for active aging programs, including the Over 60 and Getting Fit program. She is active in community, most recently as the co-founder and workshop trainer for the Fit and Fall Proof program, a statewide program for peer leaders, the Idaho Commission for the Arts and the Magic Valley Arts Council. As an avid photographer, Jan packs a camera wherever she goes…from her experiences as a world traveler to hiking the Snake River Canyon. Her current photos celebrate the nature around the area and appear in her photo card C.A.R.E. series. Jan, a native Idahoan, has three children-Christy, Eric and Kirk-and six grandchildren whom she shares with her husband Leon Smith. “I love the mission of the community college,” she says, “ and the opportunity to impact every stage of life from the cradle to the grave.”

scott mcclure

Scott McClure

Term ends 2026
Zone #5

Scott McClure joined the Board in 2018. He is a Jerome native, having been raised and currently residing in Jerome County. He attended Idaho State University, where he served as Student Body President. He graduated in General Engineering, and upon graduation accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served and reached the rank of captain. Also while at ISU he met his wife Claire. They have three children, Robert, Teri and Traci.
Following service in the Corps he worked as plant engineer for U and I Sugar, then returned to the Magic Valley to open McClure Engineering, a consulting engineering firm who provides services in structural, mechanical and industrial engineering, through an office in Twin Falls. In his engineering career he has served as president of the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers and as Chairman of the Consulting Engineers of Idaho. He served on the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for 10 years. Awards he has received include the Outstanding Engineer of the Year award from the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers and the Idaho Business Leader of the Year from AKPsi Business Fraternity at Idaho State University. He is licensed as a professional engineer in both structural and mechanical engineering. He is licensed as a professional engineer in twelve states.
Scott says: "I am excited to serve on the CSI Board because the College serves such a valuable function in the Magic Valley. It serves as the bridge between high school and a technical and/or academic career. We need to make sure that bridge is as strong, secure and affordable as possible while striving for excellence in all fields."