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Board of Trustees

Official Roles, Terms of Service and Biographies

The Board of Trustees consists of seven members, elected at large in the community college district on a nonpartisan basis for staggered terms of six years. The election is held the first Tuesday in November in even-numbered years. The term of office is from January 1 to December 31. Any qualified elector residing within the community college district is eligible to be chosen as a board member. Each member of the Board of Trustees has the duty to attend the board meetings, both regular and special; to perform special responsibilities as authorized by the board and recommended by the president or chairperson, to support the best interests of the College; and to faithfully represent the district in all matters before the public.

Photo of Samuel Barnes

Chairperson
Samuel R. Barnes
(2008/2014)
Biography

Photo of John Crist

Vice Chairperson
John M. Crist
(2006/2018)
Biography

Photo of Sheila Patterson

Secretary
Sheila A. Patterson
(2008/2014)
Biography

Photo of Donna L. Lake

Treasurer
Donna L. Lake
(2012/2018)
Biography

Photo of Matthew Heins

Trustee
Matthew R. Heins
(2008/2014)
Biography

Photo of Philip E. Hoffman

Trustee
Philip E. Hoffman
(2004/2016)
Biography

Photo of Ed Mathein

Trustee
Dr. Edward A. Mathein
(1998/2016)
Biography

The officers of the board consist of a chairperson, a vice chairperson, a treasurer and a secretary (who shall be members of the board). The officers shall be elected by the Board of Trustees for six-year terms. A majority of four members of the Board of Trustees is a quorum. No act is valid unless voted on at a meeting of the board by a majority vote of the members of the board and a proper record made of the same. The Board of Trustees shall conduct its meetings and business in conformance with Act No. 267, State of Michigan Public Acts of 1976, the Open Meetings Act.

Note: The dates under each trustee image represents (first year in office/year current term concludes).

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