L. Garnet Lewis

L. Garnet LewisAppointed February 13, 2009 by Governor Jennifer Granholm for a term that will expire December 31, 2016.

Dr. Lewis currently serves as the General Manager for Allicom Investments, LLC and Vigano, LLC, based in Freeland, MI.  She has 25+ years of professional experience in higher education including serving as the Associate Director for Professional Education in the College of Education at Central Michigan University, as Director of Institutional Research at Saginaw Valley State University, and as the Associate Vice President for Student Services at Tarleton State University in Texas.  She received her Bachelor of Science from Truman State University in 1983, her Master of Arts in Education from Northern Michigan University in 1986, and her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of North Texas in 1992.

Dr. Lewis’s community involvement and social service include participation in “Meals on Wheels” through involvement on the Saginaw County Commission on Aging and the Dow Event Center Board.

Dr. Lewis is a former member and president of the NMU Alumni Association Board and a past member of the NMU Foundation Board. She is actively involved in state politics and is a long-time donor to NMU.