MCCC Fills Board Vacancy

MONROE, Mich. – At its regular meeting last night, the Monroe County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved an appointment to fill one of two vacancies on the board.

Dr. Edward R. Feldman Dr. Edward R. Feldman was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the June 27 resignation of Marjorie Kreps.   The term for that seat expires on Dec. 31.

The board opted not to make an appointment to serve out the remaining term of the late Dr. James E. DeVries, who passed away on Sept. 13.  That board seat also expires on Dec. 31.

The general election will be held Nov. 6.  Two new trustees are to be elected for six-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2019.  Feldman is not running for either of those seats.

There are seven total seats on MCCC’s Board of Trustees.

Feldman, a resident of Monroe, previously served as an MCCC trustee from 2015-2016. 

He is a retired physician who most recently practiced hematology and medical oncology at Beaumont (formerly Botsford) Hospital in Farmington Hills, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital from 2010-2014.  Throughout his career, he served as medical director at Mercy Memorial Hospice in Monroe (2004-2010, 1992-2000) and practiced general internal medicine at Mercy Memorial Hospital (2002-2007, 1984-1986), hematology and medical oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. (2000-2001), and hematology and medical oncology at Mercy Memorial Hospital (1990-2000).

He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and master of science in mechanical engineering and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Michigan. 

Feldman was an adjunct instructor of biology at MCCC from 2008-2010.  He taught hematology and medical oncology for the Michigan State University Affiliated Internal Medicine Residency Program at Beaumont (formerly Botsford) Hospital from 2012-2014.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich lives in its community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences.  

MCCC accomplishes its mission through post-secondary pathways for students who plan to pursue further education; occupational programs and certificates for students preparing for immediate employment upon completion; curriculum that prepares students to effectively communicate, think critically, and be socially and culturally aware; comprehensive student support services; a wealth of opportunities for intellectual, cultural, personal and career enhancement; training and retraining to meet the needs of an evolving economy, and key partnerships to enhance educational services and opportunities

The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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