Cloyd of Grand Rapids (left) and Jon "Jack" LaSalle of
Marquette have been appointed to eight-year terms on the NMU Board
of Trustees by Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
is the director of corporate and community relations for Steelcase
North America. He joined the company in 1978 as an employment representative
and has since held various positions in employment and human resources.
to his current position in November 2002, Cloyd is responsible for
all community and corporate relations at the local, state and federal
really excited about this appointment," Cloyd said. "Steelcase
has had a connection with Northern and I had a chance to meet Les
[Wong] last fall. I have a great respect for the university. As
I learn more about it, I have come to the conclusion that Northern
is a secret gem in the state university system. There is a lot going
on and it is an exciting place. I also love the Marquette area,
based on the few trips I've made there. This is a great opportunity
for me and I'm looking foward to it."
native of St. Louis, Mo., Cloyd succeeds Mary Lincoln Campbell,
whose term expired. He holds a bachelor's degree in history and
a master's in public administration –
both from the University of Detroit.
has been the field representative for the Michigan State Building
and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, since 1986. He also serves
in the following capacities: chair of the labor advisory and planning
committee for the NMU labor education program and office of continuing
education; chair of the Marquette County Democratic Party; and recording
secretary for the Marquette County Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
native of Garden, Mich., LaSalle earned a bachelor's degree in speech
communication from NMU in 1971.
am proud and honored to be recognized as a person who can make a
contribution to a fine institution like Northern," LaSalle
said. "I've always argued that I received an excellent education
at NMU because I had access to full and associate professors as
an undergrad. They were always available to me when I needed them
and they still are. I'm just happy to be part of the team that now
sets policity for that great university. This appointment was a
welcome surprise and I'm growing into the challenge of it."
succeeds Scott L. Holman, whose term expired.
appointees are scheduled to serve through Dec. 31, 2012.
They will participate in the Feb. 12 teleconference meeting of the