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 Jan. 1 to Dec. 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.

Sam Barnes, Board Chair

Sam R. Barnes
Chairperson
(2008/2020)
Biography

Matt_Heins

Matthew R. Heins
Trustee

(2008/2020)
Biography

John_Crist

John M. Crist
Vice Chairperson

(2006/2018)
Biography

Philip_Hoffman

Philip E. Hoffman
Trustee

(2004/2022)
Biography

Sheila_Patterson

Sheila A. Patterson
Secretary

(2007/2020)
Biography

Edward_Mathein_mug

Dr. Edward A. Mathein
Trustee

(1998/2022)
Biography

Donna-Lake

Donna L. Lake
Treasurer

(2012/2018)
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 two-year terms, selected on the odd years. 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).