NPC Board Welcomes New Trustee

Renee Westfall headshotNational Park College (NPC) will welcome newly elected trustee Renee Westfall next week. Westfall was elected in November 2022 and will join the board in January. The NPC Board of Trustees will hold their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Wednesday, January 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Westfall attended Lakeside School District and earned her associate degree from NPC, formally Garland County Community College in 1999. She is a Charter member of Phi Theta Kappa Oklahoma/Arkansas Alumni Association and was a decorated student receiving Phi Theta Kappa, President’s list, and student of the month honors.

Given her passion for community service and women and children in need, Westfall focuses much of her time on volunteer work. She was a national recipient for her community service work in an elementary reading program. She enjoys working with local organizations such as Jackson House, St. Luke’s Homeless Ministries, and The Difference Makers, for which she is a past executive board member.

Westfall is a Charter Officer of the Friends of the Garland County Courthouse, and a past board member of Friends of Hot Springs National Park, formally known as Friends of the Fordyce. She chaired the 175th Birthday Celebration "Party in the Park," and co-chaired the Pioneer Days - A living history of Garland County.

Westfall led efforts to revive community gardens in designated food deserts and educational programs for underserved areas. She chartered the Garland County Transparency in Government and is a member of the Arkansas Transparency in Government group.

“Renee has a heart for this community, and as a former graduate of the College, we are fortunate to have her expertise joining our board. We are working toward aggressive goals to meet the needs of our students and we look forward to having her help as we move forward,” said NPC President, Dr. John Hogan.

Westfall has two children, a son Clinton Westfall, and daughter Katelynn Westfall-Gallegos, along with her husband Nick Gallegos, and granddaughter Scarlette Rose Gallegos.

“I take very seriously the trust the voters place in elected officials. I am humbled to accept the position of trustee to ensure that the people and businesses of this community are represented through my votes,” said Westfall.