Mid Michigan College is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by citizens who reside in one of the public school districts of Beaverton, Clare, Farwell, Gladwin, Harrison or Mt. Pleasant. The Board of Trustees establishes those broad policies appropriate to the functioning of the College. The Board derives its authority from the community and therefore must act on behalf of – and be accountable to – the entire community. The Board of Trustees forms a vital link between the College and the community, facilitating communication on behalf of the College’s interests.

The Board of Trustees generally meets the first Tuesday of every month on the Harrison Campus, unless otherwise posted. All meetings are open to the public and provide a public comments section at the beginning of the meeting.

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Trustee Biographies

Jane Zdrojewski

Chair, Board of Trustees

Jane was appointed to the Board of Trustees in May of 2021. Residing in Gladwin County, Jane is very involved in her local community. She has volunteered for various organizations over the years including the Beaverton Sports Boosters, Beaverton Youth Recreational Program, Backpack for Kids Project, New Dawn Shelter and the Clare County Leadership program. Most recently she led the Dow/United Way Gladwin County Flood Relief Distribution Center.

Currently, Jane serves as an Executive Committee Member and a Past Board President for the United Way of Clare and Gladwin Counties. Jane participated in and graduated from the Gladwin County Leadership program. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University and is employed at Dow as an Integrated Supply Chain Director.


Michael Jankoviak, Ph.D.

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

Mike is no stranger to Mid Michigan College having served in various roles over the course of a 25 year career, including Auto Lab Technician, Adjunct Instructor, Director of Library & Media Services, Dean of Liberal Arts, Vice President of Academic Services and Vice President of Institutional Research. Now, he will serve Mid in a new position after being appointed to the Board of Trustees in May of 2021.

Since 1994, Mike has resided in Gladwin but is originally from Cheboygan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northern Michigan University, as well as a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Michigan State University.


Thomas W. Metzger

Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Thomas represents the Beaverton area on the Mid Michigan College Board of Trustees, and was elected to the Board in 1992. Mr. Metzger is retired from General Motors, where he held the position of Journeyman in Machine Repair for 38 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Central Michigan University.


Richard S. Allen, Jr.

Secretary, Board of Trustees

Richard was elected to the Board in 1986 and has successfully run for re-election since. Mr. Allen is an attorney in Clare, Michigan and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State Law School and a Bachelors of Arts from Michigan State University. Mr. Allen served as the Clare County Prosecuting Attorney from 1975-1980, and is a member of the American Legion.


George E. Gilmore, Jr.

Trustee, Board of Trustees

George is a graduate of Michigan State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, along with a Master of Arts majoring in Agri-Science Education with a Full Vocational Endorsement and a minor in Biological Sciences. He also completed thirty credits in General School Administration at Central Michigan University receiving a State of Michigan School Administrator Certificate in 2011. Mr. Gilmore taught various subjects at Clare High School for thirty-three years (1977-2010) where he was also the advisor of the Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.). He previously worked as an adjunct instructor and Administrator/Science Lab Coordinator at Mid Michigan Community College (2011-2016).

Mr. Gilmore is also a licensed builder and owner of Triple R Builders. Over the years, George has owned and operated other small businesses, sponsored and coached little league teams, and been a member of several professional education associations. George has been a member of Gideons International since 1986 and is currently a member of the Clare Church of Nazarene.


Nate Weisenburger

Trustee, Board of Trustees

Nate began his tenure on the Mid Michigan College Board of Trustees in 2023.

Mr. Weisenburger is a resident of Mt. Pleasant and the first trustee elected from that location after the successful annexation of the Mt. Pleasant Public School District. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communications from Central Michigan University and is Co-Owner at the General Agency Company. Over the years, he has volunteered his time at Sacred Heart High School as well as the City of Mt. Pleasant at events and programs they host. Mr. Weisenburger is excited to work with Mid and area businesses on helping to promote workforce development.


Lois Pittsley

Trustee, Board of Trustees

Lois was appointed to the Mid Michigan College Board of Trustees in August of 2023.

Mrs. Pittsley worked for Dow Chemical for 30 years, retiring as a Global Procurement Director. Lois moved to Mt. Pleasant to attend Central Michigan University, achieving her Master's Degree in Business Administration. After arriving in the area, she fell in love with the Central Michigan area and made Mt. Pleasant her home. Shortly after graduating from CMU, she briefly taught in the business school at Mid Michigan College. She and her husband Mike are small business owners and the proud parents of four grown children (two sets of twins). Recognizing the importance of giving back, she is currently a board member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Midland County and is a Family to Family instructor. Family to Family is a free educational program for family, significant others and friends of those with mental health conditions. In her retirement she is passionate about traveling in both the United States and abroad and enjoys spending time on the shores of Lake Huron at her family vacation home.