The latest schedule, through June 30, for the College Channel includes the June 19 board of trustees meeting.
During a June 19 meeting, the board of trustees selected Carlos Sanchez to fill a vacant seat.
Sanchez is director of the Latino Business and Economic Development Center at Ferris State University.
“What I hope to bring to the board are my experiences working with the Latino community and in an institution of higher education,” he said. “I’m familiar with the challenges facing GRCC and hope that my experience will help.”
David J. Koetje, board chairperson, said Sanchez will be a valuable addition to both GRCC and its governing body.
“As I look at the current profile of this board and its collective resume, I believe Carlos Sanchez provides the greatest opportunity for this board to expand its collective resume and increase its ability to come alongside our president and help propel the mission of this college forward,” he said.
“Mr. Sanchez is widely respected by the West Michigan business community, the local philanthropic community and those colleges we have pathway connections with. His relationships with the governor’s office are unmatched by any of us currently on this board. His ties with the Latino business community not only provide this institution with opportunity, they will also provide this board with insight and perspective as we craft future policies that gives shape to this institution’s future.”
Before joining Ferris, Sanchez was program coordinator for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, a diversity specialist at Spectrum Health, executive director of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and interim executive director of the Hispanic Center of West Michigan.
He has served on the boards of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, the Center for Community Leadership and the Dyer-Yves and Grand Rapids Community foundations.
Sanchez earned a bachelor’s degree in international business from Davenport University in Grand Rapids and studied business administration at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico.
The latest schedule, through June 23, for the College Channel includes the Job Training graduation.
Congratulations to the 76 students who completed Job Training programs this week!
The board of trustees will interview three candidates for a vacant seat from 1-3:30 p.m. today in room 500 in the Main Building.
Here is the schedule:
- 1:15 p.m. — C.J. Shroll.
- 2 p.m. — Sheryl Siegel.
- 2:45 p.m. — Carlos Sanchez.
Brief deliberations will follow at 3:15 p.m., but the board will vote on a candidate during its meeting at 4:15 p.m. June 19.
GRCC is celebrating the 76 students who have completed Job Training programs with a graduation ceremony tonight!
These students have completed 18 weeks of training in programs for:
- Automotive Technician.
- Computer Support Technician.
- Construction Electrical.
- Introduction to Construction.
- Machinist/CNC Technician.
- Residential Construction.
- Welding/Fabrication Technician.
Many of tonight’s graduates already have jobs: Area employers frequently hold interviews right in GRCC classrooms! The placement rate for Job Training programs is 84 percent!
Programs begin every few months, so you don’t have to wait. Information sessions on Job Training offerings are held 10 a.m. every Monday at Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW. Registration is not required but is appreciated. If this is not convenient for you, call (616) 234-3800 to set up an appointment.
June 13, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College trustees next week are scheduled to choose one of three applicants to temporarily fill the board seat of Bert Bleke, who stepped down June 8.