Dr. Joseph F. McDonald is the founder and President Emeritus of Salish Kootenai College. He finished his public education career as the principle of Ronan High School. He currently serves on the Board of the Ft. Connah Restoration Society, the National Board of American Indian Business Leaders, and the Ronan Telephone Holding Company. He is active in tribal cultural events and environmental concerns. His hobbies include attending sporting events, golf, camping, and fishing in the backcountry and traveling.