Dear NMC community,

Trustee Rachel Johnson shared with the Board of Trustees last night she is resigning from her position for personal reasons.

Trustee Johnson first joined the board in November 2016. During her tenure she served as Chair and Vice Chair, as well as a member of the Presidential Search Committee, Presidential Performance & Compensation Committee, Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Foundation Board. During this time she has exemplified our NMC values, especially those of integrity, respect and stewardship. Please join me in thanking her for her service to our college community.

Michigan law requires the Board to appoint a replacement trustee within 30 days, who will fill the term until the next regular community college election. That election is in November 2024.  Registered voters of Grand Traverse County are eligible to apply for the vacancy.

Commitments for the non-compensated trustee position 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 Board retreat—sometimes overnight
  • Participation in other college functions including commencement, receptions, ceremonies, events
  • Travel periodically for purposes of professional development and representing the college at various state and national association meetings. Trustee travel is paid by NMC

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and materials explaining their qualifications for the position. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. February 6, 2024. They may be submitted online, emailed to or sent or delivered to:

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

Application materials are subject to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. Interviews will be conducted in special public meetings according to the Michigan Open Meetings Act. Final appointment will be made by the full NMC Board of Trustees at a special meeting on Monday, February 19, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.

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

Nick Nissley, Ed.D. | President | Northwestern Michigan College | 231.995.1010

Northwestern Michigan College

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President’s Office
1701 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
Phone: (231) 995-1010