MCC trustees welcome two new members and elect officers

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees elected new officers at their Jan. 25 organizational meeting, in addition to swearing in two new board members.

The organizational meeting is held every two years for the purpose of swearing in new Trustees, electing officers and assigning committee membership.

Newly elected Board members Janet Couch, of Mt. Morris, and Dr. John H. Daly III, of Flint, were sworn in by the Honorable Duncan Beagle, of the Genesee County Circuit Court. Both were elected to serve six-year terms that will end in 2026.

The Board elected Anne Figueroa, of Mt. Morris, as Chairperson, Art Reyes, of Grand Blanc Twp., as Vice Chair, Matthew Norwood, of Linden, as Secretary and Michael Freeman, of Flint, as Treasurer.

“Mott Community College is fortunate to have such capable and hardworking individuals that care about the institution on our Board,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “With this biennial cycle of Board elections, we had an opportunity to thank outgoing Board Chairperson Michael Freeman for his four years of service leading the Trustees through some of the College’s most challenging and yet successful years, and welcome incoming Chairperson, Anne Figueroa.”

During Freeman’s tenure as Board Chairperson, the College was twice named one of America’s top community colleges by the Aspen Institute, the Culinary Arts Institute was opened in downtown Flint, Woodside Church was re-purposed into the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center, and renovation of the Ballenger Field House was completed.

“Mr. Freeman is truly an asset to the College, and we look forward to his continued service as our new Treasurer,” said Walker-Griffea.

In addition to elections, the Board made the following committee assignments: the Finance/Audit Committee will consist of Freeman (chair), Everman, and Daly. The Personnel Committee includes Reyes (chair), Couch, and Norwood, and the Goals and Objectives Ad Hoc committee will be comprised of Figueroa and Norwood.— G.G.