OCC board elects chair, officers at first meeting of 2019

OCC Board of Trustees at a monthly meeting. OAKLAND COUNTY, MichiganJohn McCulloch of Royal Oak was re-elected chair of the Oakland Community College Board of Trustees by his fellow board members during the board’s first meeting of the new year. Re-elected to a two-year term as vice chair was Pamala Davis of Clawson, secretary Pamela Jackson of Commerce Township, and treasurer Susan Anderson of Royal Oak.

McCulloch, a trustee since 2014 and chair of the OCC board since 2017, is currently an executive consultant for APM Enterprises in Royal Oak, where he advises companies and municipalities regarding acquisitions, business development, organizational alignment and improvement, and fiduciary compliance. His previous public service includes 10 years on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, five of those years as board chair.

Davis, whom voters re-elected to a new six-year term in November 2018 and a retired a code enforcement officer for the city of Royal Oak and former adult-education teacher, has been a trustee since 1994 and is currently the longest-serving member of the board.

Jackson, newly elected by voters in 2016, is a retired OCC faculty member and consultant/owner of Fresh Perspectives specializing in construction, historic restoration, renovations and prison education.

Anderson was also re-elected to treasurer. She was elected to the board in 2016, and owns SE Anderson & Associates LLC.

Other board members continuing as trustees at large are:

  • Kathleen Bertolini of Clarkston, an HR trainer with Oakland County and retired middle school teacher, who has been a trustee since 2016.
  • Shirley Bryant of Farmington Hills, a retired executive director of community relations for the Birmingham Public Schools, who has been a trustee since 2008.
  • Christine O’Sullivan of Madison Heights, a business manager with O’Sullivan Moving & Storage Company, who has been a trustee since 2012.

The seven members of the OCC board of trustees are elected on a nonpartisan, at-large basis by voters living within the college district, an area that generally coincides with the boundaries of Oakland County. Trustees serve as volunteers and are not paid for their services.

For additional information on the board visit, oaklandcc.edu/about/board-of-trustees.

About OCC

With multi campus system in Oakland County, OCC is Michigan’s No. 1 transfer institution, offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates. The College empowers academic and developmental experiences, allowing students to reach their potential and enhance their communities. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.


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