Mary Lincoln Campbell was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Gov. John Engler on Feb. 25, 1997 to a term that expired on Dec. 31, 2004. She served on several board committees during her tenure, as vice chair of the board from Jan. 1, 2001 through Dec. 31, 2002, and as chair of the board from Jan. 1, 2003 through Dec. 31, 2004.
As one of Northern’s top scholarship donors, she has generously supported the university through the Campbell Scholarship Fund in the NMU Foundation. Established in 1998, the fund has grown and currently provides support to 15 to 30 honors students each year.
Campbell is a general partner of the Enterprise Development Fund, an early stage venture capital fund located in Ann Arbor. She is the past president of the Board of Trustees for Greenhills School. She has lectured at the University of Michigan's Graduate School of Business. Campbell chairs the University of Michigan's School of Business Growth Fund Board and is an adviser to its Wolverine Fund, a venture fund she help found to support the educational mission of the school.
As a partner at EDF Ventures, she serves as a director of several of its portfolio companies, including: Aastrom Biosciences, a publicly-held cell therapy company; Pacific Biometrics, a developer of non-invasive medical diagnostics; Think & Do Software Inc., a developer and marketer of factory automation software; Origen Inc., an animal health company; and Centromine Inc., a Web-enabled enterprise software company.
Campbell received a bachelor's in education and a master's in business administration from the University of Michigan. She also holds a master's in special education from Fairfield University. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, Brian. The couple has a daughter, Elizabeth.