Glen Oaks establishes presidential search committee for new president with Devier retiring next summer

Dr. David Devier

Dr. David Devier will retire in June 2024

The Glen Oaks Board of Trustees has announced the formation of a presidential search committee to select a new college president. Dr. David Devier previously announced he would retire effective June 30, 2024, after serving as the college president since January 2014.

During last month’s meeting, the board approved moving forward with using the Association of Community College Trustees as the presidential search firm as recommended by the Presidential Search Steering Committee of GOCC Board Trustees Bruce Gosling, Kim Bontrager, and Joe Haas.

The Steering Committee sought and vetted nominations from a variety of constituents, including the Glen Oaks faculty and staff, the Glen Oaks Foundation, students, and representatives from the community, and brought forth its selection which was approved at this morning’s board meeting. Trustee Joe Haas will serve as chair. The complete list is as follows:  

Jeff Brazo, Ayres Insurance
Ken Jones, Jones, Petrie, & Rafinski
Andrew Kuck, Sturgis City Manager
Teresa Belote, SJC ISD 
GOCC Administration
Christina Steele
Tonya Howden
Evan Dembskey
GOCC Faculty
Chad Worthington
Michael Northrop
GOCC Foundation
Vonda Marrow, Director
GOCC Board Members
Elizabeth Datkovic
Carol Higgins
GOCC Students
Marcus Broom
Jodi Hollingsworth

College funds from the board accounts will be used to conduct the search with the selected firm as well as associated travel costs and search committee expenses.