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Macomb Community College Board of Trustees Appoints Presidential Search Advisory Committee

– Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:00PM

At a meeting Tuesday evening, July 19, the Macomb Community College Board of Trustees appointed an 18-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee.  Consisting of representatives from the college’s board, employees, students and community members, the role of the committee will be to review and evaluate applications for the presidency, recommending finalists for consideration by Macomb’s full board of trustees.   

The board has engaged the services of R.H. Perry & Associates, a firm that specializes in assisting institutions of higher education in identifying and selecting leadership. They will be working to recruit a robust and diverse pool of qualified applicants, assisting the advisory committee with the initial evaluation process and conducting in-depth due diligence of candidates under consideration.

“The college is an indispensable resource for affordable, high-quality education and training, and a vital connection to meaningful workplace opportunities,” said James F. Kelly, chair, Macomb Community College Board of Trustees.  “Selection of Macomb Community College’s next president is an important  decision for both the college and the community, with the college’s board committed to identifying the right leader to guide Macomb into the future.  We’ve developed an approach to the search designed to generate a strong candidate pool and engage key constituencies directly in the process, while at the same time preserving the board’s role in ultimately selecting Macomb’s next president.”

R.H. Perry & Associates will be facilitating a series of meetings with the presidential search advisory committee, college staff and community members to provide comprehensive input to Macomb’s board of trustees in developing a profile for the position, including identifying necessary background and experience, as well as ideal characteristics.  Community members interested in providing input can participate in a forum on Tuesday, July 26, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  in Room 324 of the John Lewis Student and Community Center (K Building) on the college’s South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren.  

The executive profile, the application process and a projected timeline will be made available through the college’s website,,  as soon as the information is finalized.  

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Macomb Community College Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Board of Trustee Representatives

James F. Kelly
Chair, Presidential Search Advisory Committee
Chair, Macomb Community College Board of Trustees 

Vincent Viviano
Vice Chair

Jennifer Haase

Community Representatives

Michael DeVault
Superintendent, Macomb Intermediate School District

Eugene C. Lovell
President and Chief Executive Officer, First State Bank

Barbara Rossmann
President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals

Caroline Altman Smith
Deputy Director, Education, The Kresge Foundation

Tim Tarczynski
Deputy Chief of Staff for Human Capital G1, U.S. Army TACOM LCMC

College Students

Tim Cooper
Honors in Action Coordinator, Phi Theta Kappa

Ashley Lowell
Chapter President, Phi Theta Kappa

College Staff

Paul Bondurant
Professor, Wellness, Health & Exercise Science

Nicole Emery
Manager, Accounting Services

Chris Lane
Chief Carpenter/ Locksmith

Geary Maiuri
Dean, Student & Community Services

Lois Murray
Administrative Assistant

Jerold Sommerville
Adjunct Faculty, History

James Stano
Sergeant, College Police

Andrew Wright
AV Technician

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