FLINT— Mott Community College Trustee Art Reyes has been elected to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors. Reyes, who also serves as Secretary to the MCC Board, was elected as a member-at-large during the ACCT National Leadership Congress held in San Francisco on Oct. 16-19.
“This is a great opportunity for MCC and for Flint and Genesee County to have our concerns heard on a national level,” said Michael Freeman, MCC Board Chair. “Art has unique leadership and advocacy experience that will ensure MCC is well represented,” he added.
Reyes, of Grand Blanc, is a lifelong resident of Genesee County. He has worked as an electrician for General Motors for 28 years and is a former president of UAW Local 651. Reyes is a graduate of Mott Community College, where, in 2007, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus, and Spring Arbor University. He is also a veteran of the United States Army Reserves.
Prior to his service on the MCC Board, Reyes was a member of the Westwood Heights School Board (1992-93) and has been active in various nonprofit and charitable organizations including the Sam Duncan Memorial Scholarship Board, Weiss Child Advocacy Center, Spanish Speaking Information Center, Easter Seals, March of Dimes, Flint River Watershed Coalition, and others. His commitment to serving our community, in particular the children of our area, led him to coach youth league football and baseball in Mt. Morris, Kearsley, Westwood Heights and Grand Blanc, lead Cub Scout and Brownie Troops, and volunteered in schools across the county teaching chess to elementary students and discussing civic responsibility with high school freshmen and sophomores. — G.G.