MONROE, Mich. – Voters will get a chance to meet candidates for the Monroe County Community College Board of Trustees at a forum at the college on Oct. 25.
The candidate forum will be at 7 p.m. in the dining room of the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building (Building A). It will be co-sponsored by MCCC Student Government and the International Studies Club.
Seven candidates are running for two open seats on the board. Two new trustees will be elected for six-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The general election will be held Nov. 6.
Last month, Dr. Edward R. Feldman was appointed by the board to temporarily fill the vacancy created by the June 27 resignation of Marjorie Kreps. Feldman is not running for re-election. 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 died Sept. 13. That board seat also expires on Dec. 31.
Student Joseph Manley will moderate of the forum. He will ask questions developed by student groups, as well as questions submitted by the audience.
Candidates who have filed for the vacant trustee positions and have been invited to the forum are Florence Buchanan, Monroe; David N. Heilman, Monroe; David A. Kubiske, Ida; Krista Lambrix, Monroe; Darrel Moore, Lambertville; Jack Schwab, Monroe, and Gerald L. Williams, Monroe.
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 and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education. 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 www.monroeccc.edu.