Cheryl Gore Follette

Cheryl Gore Follette was elected to the NMC Board of Trustees in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. She has held Board officer positions as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-Chair and Chair.

Follette is Chair of the Board's Policy Committee and a member of the Board’s Fellows Nomination Committee, and serves on the NMC Foundation Board. She also serves as the Michigan Community College Association representative for NMC.

Follette earned her Juris Doctorate, With Distinction, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of The Law Review. Follette has owned a business for many years, served as a clerk to the Michigan Supreme Court, worked as a juvenile court referee and administrator, and acted as an assistant prosecutor. She was an educator for over a decade, teaching English and journalism at secondary and adult levels. A fourth-generation native of the area, Ms. Follette has been actively involved in the community as a member of Kiwanis, the Economic Club and Zonta International and at the state level as a commissioner to the State Bar.