On Board: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer taps Isaiah Oliver for CMU’s Board of Trustees

On Board: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer taps Isaiah Oliver for CMU’s Board of Trustees

Flint’s Isaiah M. Oliver has been appointed to the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The CMU alumnus and president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint will succeed Joseph B. Anderson.

“It’s an honor for me to serve as a CMU Trustee. I hope to continue the university’s legacy of growth and excellence for current students and future generations,” Oliver says. “In this economy, education is the most useful tool our state has for increasing statewide economic competitiveness and citizen level economic self-sufficiency.”

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees retains ultimate responsibility for academic matters and reserves authority over such areas as the mission and goals of the institution ranging from admissions to faculty promotions.

“In order to ensure Michigan’s success for generations to come, we must provide opportunities for every student in every community to succeed in the classroom,” says Whitmer. “I’m confident Isaiah shares that dedication for opportunity and will make a strong addition to the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees.”

Oliver’s term expires on December 31, 2024.

His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Photo by Alvin Brown

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