MARQUETTE - William Bernard has joined Northern Michigan University as associate provost for student services and enrollment.He comes to Marquette from Waterloo, Iowa, where he spent about seven years as vice president of student services at Hawkeye Community College. "I was interested in the position at Northern for three reasons: it was a good career opportunity; the university has a great academic reputation; and the U.P. offers a nice quality of life," he said. "We've been struck by how friendly people are here - both at the university and in the larger community. It's refreshing to experience that and we're thrilled to be here." Bernard previously served as vice president of student services at Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander, Wis. from 1991-95 He also obtained management experience in various positions at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY, and at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. At NMU, Bernard will oversee all student service functions. These include admissions, financial aid, student activities and housing and residence life. He assumes the duties of Karen Reese, who retired last year. Bernard holds a master's degree in education administration and a bachelor's degree in industrial education from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville. He is joined in Marquette by his wife, Mary, an RN, and his 16-year-old daughter Erin. The couple's 19-year-old daughter Tera is continuing her studies at Iowa State University.