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Board of Trustee Candidate Forum - Tuesday October 25th

The Grand Rapids Community College Academic Governing Council (AGC), Faculty Association and Student Alliance will hold a community forum on Tuesday, October 25th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in 108 Sneden Hall on the DeVos Campus (415 East Fulton, Grand Rapids).

The format will allow all five candidats; Kenyatta Brame, Kathleen Bruinsma, David Koetje, C.J. Shroll, and Keith M. Wakefield to provide a five minute introduction, biography and statement of reason for wanting to represent the community as a Board of Trustee Member.  There will be three questions asked of each candidate in the following areas:  The College’s Values, The College’s Ends as a series of pathways, and the Role of the Board and its members in a Policy Governance Model.  The responses will be limited to a two minute period.  During the final segment of the forum, we will ask for general questions from the audience members, as time permits.  This will be facilitated by an AGC member to ensure fairness and proper time management.

If you have additional questions about the forum please contact:

Nick Antonakis, Academic Govering Council

Frank Conner, Faculty Association

Jose Garcia, Student Alliance





GRCC is governed by the Board of Trustees, which consists of seven members elected at large in biennial elections. The president of the College serves as an ex officio member of the board. The Trustees serve without compensation for overlapping terms of six years. Trustees operate under the policy governance model. The Board meets once a month in a public session.