GRCC In the News 04/05/2022

U-M, MSU thrive while Michigan regional universities scramble for students

4/4/22 Bridge Magazine

For Michigan public universities, state demographic trends have been a ticking time bomb: Fewer students are graduating from high school each year, and a smaller percentage of those who do are heading to college.   

… “So our biggest competition in that local area is no institution, not Central or even (Grand Rapids Community College) or another community college — it’s literally not going anywhere,” (Ferris State University dean of enrollment Kristen) Salomonson said. 

Bill Pink Chosen as the Next President of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan

4/4/22 The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Bill Pink was named as the sole finalist to become the nineteenth president of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He will be officially named president at the board of trustees meeting on May 6 and will take office on July 1 upon the retirement of current president David L. Eisler.

… Dr. Pink has been serving as president of Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan since May 2017. Earlier, he was vice president and dean at the college.

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