Meet the Trustees

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Our Board of Trustees

West Shore Community College is directed and governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members, elected at large from the community college district on a nonpartisan basis.  Elected members retain positions for six-year terms unless one is appointed to a midterm vacancy.

 

Bruce Smith, Chair

Bruce Smith


Mr. Bruce Smith was elected to the board of trustees in May 2003, and was re-elected to a third six-year term in November 2016.  His term will expire December 31, 2022. Mr. Smith was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the January 2017 board meeting. He serves on the Board Executive Committee and previously served as Chair of the Board Administrative Committee.  He is a former superintendent of schools, retiring in 1999, after serving 30 years in education, both in teaching and administration.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University.


Richard M. Wilson, Jr., Vice-Chair

 

Richard Wilson

 

Mr. Richard M. Wilson, Jr. was appointed to fill an unexpired term of a trustee in 2009.  He was elected to a second term in November 2016.  His term will expire December 31, 2022.  Mr. Wilson was elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the January 2017 board meeting.  He is a member of the Board Policy and Personnel Committee and recently served on the Board Administrative Committee.  Mr. Wilson also serves as a member of the WSCC Foundation Board.  He is a member of the law firm, Mika Meyers PLC.  He resides in Manistee and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law.


James R. Jensen, Treasurer

 

James Jensen

 

Mr. James R. Jensen was elected to the Board of Trustees in May of 2001, and was re-elected to a third six-year term which expires on December 31, 2020.  Mr. Jensen was appointed as the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees after serving as the Chairman of the Board for the last eight years.  He is the new Chair of the Board Administrative Committee and also serves on the Board Executive Committee.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Mathematics and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University.  He currently serves on the boards of the Community Foundation for Mason County, Ludington Area Catholic Education Foundation, and the Mason County Historical Society.


Dr. Anthony Fabaz, Secretary

 

Tony Fabaz

 

Dr. Anthony Fabaz was appointed to fill an unexpired term of a trustee in 2011.  He was re-elected to a third term that will expire December 31, 2020.  Dr. Fabaz was appointed as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees at the January 2017 board meeting.  Dr. Fabaz serves as a member of the Board Policy and Personnel Committee and also served on the Board Administrative Committee.  Dr. Fabaz retired as a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon from Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and Fellow of American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.  Dr. Fabaz serves on the Board of Directors for Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.


Mr. Mike Ennis, Trustee

 

Mike Ennis

 

Mr. Michael Ennis was appointed to the Board of Trustees in October 1998, and was re-elected to his third, six-year term which expires on December 31, 2018.  Mr. Ennis is the Chair of the Board Policy and Personnel Committee and serves on the Board Executive Committee.  He also serves on the West Shore Community College Foundation Board.  Mr. Ennis is the former owner of Axchem Technologies in Manistee.  Mr. Ennis earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. He serves on the board at West Shore Bank and the Michigan Community College Association where he also served as the chairman. 

 

James Barker, Trustee

 

James Barker

 

Mr. James Barker was appointed in December 2015 to fill an unexpired term of a trustee in 2015. He was elected to a second term that will expire December 31, 2018.  Mr. Barker serves as a member of the Board Administrative Committee. Mr. Barker, M.B.A. R.N., received an Associate of Nursing degree from West Shore Community College in 1993, his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and his master’s degree in business administration from LeTourneau University in Texas.  He is currently the president of Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital.  Mr. Barker is the first alumnus to serve on the Board of Trustees and has also served on the College’s Foundation Board of Directors.


Sherry Wyman, Trustee

 

Sherry Wyman


Mrs. Sherry Wyman was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2016 for a six-year term that expires on December 31, 2022.  Mrs. Wyman serves as a member of the Board Administrative Committee. Mrs. Wyman received an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Mid-Michigan Community College in 1983, and also has extensive banking and economics coursework from Central Michigan University.  Sherry and her husband, Randy, own Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Scottville.  Sherry is also employed at West Shore Bank as a Commercial Loan Documentation Supervisor.  Ms. Wyman served on the Mason County Central School Board of Directors for 12 ½ years, six years as treasurer and two years as president, the Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Mason County Central Educational Foundation.  Ms. Wyman believes in community colleges and all four of her children attended West Shore Community College.