West Shore Community College is in the process of filling an empty position on the Board of Trustees. Phyliss Cowden announced she was resigning in December. The college has three candidates:
James Barker: Barker, of Manistee, serves as Chief Executive Officer of West Shore Medical Center. Barker began his education at West Shore Community College where he earned his Associate Degree in Nursing.
Fred Niles: Niles, of Manistee, retired from the Visual Arts Department at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. During his 28 years at the university he served as a professor and was also department chair for eight years.
Kaley Petersen: Petersen, of Ludington, is the Executive Director for Foundation and Volunteer Services at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. She is an occupational therapist and also serves as the Executive Director of the Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program
The committee will announce their recommendation at their next meeting on November 16th. The new board member will hold the job for about a year until the next election in November of 2016.