Two appointees named to CMU Board of Trustees


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Governor Rick Snyder gives his seventh State of the Union address on Jan. 17 at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing.


Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Joseph Anderson, Jr. and Dr. Michael Sandler to the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees.

Anderson and Sandler will serve eight-year terms expiring on Dec. 31, 2024. Their appointments to the eight-person board are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, according to a state press release.

“These individuals have years of experience in various fields that will serve them well on the board, and I am confident they will do substantial work to ensure the success of the university,” Snyder said in a statement issued Monday.

Anderson is the majority owner, chairman and chief executive officer of TAG Holdings, LLC and is a member of the board of directors for Quaker Chemical Corporation, Meritor, Inc. and the Rite Aid Corporation. The Bloomfield Hills resident has a honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from CMU and was a commencement speaker in 2013.

Anderson earned his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was an assistant professor of social science. 

Sandler currently serves as president of MAS Strategic Consulting, LLC. The West Bloomfield resident previously served as a strategic initiatives specialist and diagnostic radiologist for Henry Ford Health System.

"I am delighted to welcome Mr. Anderson and Dr. Sandler to the CMU community," CMU President George E. Ross said in a CMU news release. "Their business and medical expertise align well with some of CMU's leading, high-demand programs. I look forward to tapping their expertise as we shape the future of Central Michigan University for the benefit of students, communities, businesses and the state itself."

Anderson and Sandler will replace Sarah Opperman and John Hurd, respectively. Opperman and Hurd's terms each expired on Dec. 31.

The Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 16. 


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