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GRCC president appointed to Michigan Education Trust board

Dec. 6, 2023 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College President Charles Lepper was recently named to a board overseeing Michigan’s prepaid tuition program.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Lepper to the Michigan Education Trust board of directors last month. His term runs through 2024.

Michigan Education Trust, the state’s 529 savings program, allows users to pay for future education costs at current prices. The benefits may be used for postsecondary education at public and private colleges, universities and technical schools, both in and outside Michigan.

Lepper and his fellow board members are responsible for MET’s policy and program development, investment and implementation.

“As a community college president, I know the financial challenges students can face,” he said. “I am honored to work with the Michigan Education Trust and help students plan early for their future.”

Lepper, selected as GRCC’s 11th president in November 2022, brings more than 25 years of higher education experience to the role. He most recently served as vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management for the 10 campuses that make up Salt Lake Community College.

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