Applicants invited for Board of Trustees vacancy

TRAVERSE CITY — The Board of Trustees of Northwestern Michigan College invites registered voters of Grand Traverse County who are otherwise legally qualified to apply to fill the vacancy on the Board created by Cheryl Gore Follette's resignation on March 23.

Michigan law requires the Board to appoint, within 30 days, a replacement trustee for a term until the next regular community college election. The appointment will expire on December 31, 2016. The next regular election is in November 2016.

Commitments include but are not limited to the following:

  • Regular board meeting, typically the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
  • Board study sessions and committee meetings scheduled as required
  • Annual overnight Board retreat
  • Participation in other college functions including commencement, receptions, ceremonies, events
  • Travel periodically for purposes of professional development and representing the college at various association meetings, with travel for trustee paid by NMC
  • This is a non-compensated position

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and materials explaining their qualifications for the position of Trustee. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. April 10, 2015, and should be sent or delivered to:

Trustee Search
Office of the President
Northwestern Michigan College
1701 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Interviews will be conducted in public meetings according to the Michigan Open Meetings Act and application materials are subject to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. Final appointment will be made by the full NMC Board of Trustees at their regular April 20, 2015, meeting.

Additional materials are available upon request and questions may be directed to the President’s Office at Northwestern Michigan College at (231) 995-1010.

Release date: March 25, 2015

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019



Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.