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Governor appoints Walker-Griffea to MEDC committee

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently appointed Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, of Flint, president of Mott Community College, to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee.

Walker-Griffea is the seventh president of Mott Community College, a role she has held since 2014.

Previously, she has served in senior leadership roles at Montgomery College in Maryland, Thomas Nelson Community College in Virginia, Houston Community College in Texas, and Spokane Community College in Washington.

Walker-Griffea holds a Ph.D in Philosophy in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University, a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Virginia State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television and Film from Oklahoma State University.

She is appointed to represent public entities for a term commencing April 20, and expiring April 5, 2027. She succeeds Fritz Erickson who has resigned.

Walker-Griffea serves on the boards of Michigan Community College Association Executive Committee, Flint & Genesee Group Governing Board, Greater Flint Health Coalition Executive Committee, McLaren-Flint Hospital, Bishop Airport Authority, Carriage Town Ministries, Metro Community Development, and Oklahoma State University Foundation Trustees. She has previously served on the Great Lakes Water Authority.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation regarding economic development program and initiatives, approves the MEDC corporate budget, and appoints the chief executive officer who administers all programs, funds, personnel, and all other administrative transactions of the MEDC.

The MEDC Executive Committee supports the MEDC through governance, support to enable results-based action, and advocacy for the organization and economic development in Michigan.

This appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.