Lenore Croudy, Chair
Lenore Croudy is the longest serving Trustee in Mott Community College's history.
She was elected to her fifth six-year term on the Board in 2011. Serving the Board
in a variety of capacities, she has been its Chairperson since 1995. She has represented
the Board and the College on both state and national levels, having served as a member
and Chairperson of the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) Board of Directors,
Central Regional Chairperson for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT),
as well as the ACCT national Board of Directors.
Croudy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia State College, and a Master
of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University. She has been an educator in the Flint
Community Schools for over 30 years. The Flint Panhellenic Council named Croudy “Citizen
of the Year” for her outstanding community service. Community organizations she has
been involved with include the Human Relations Commission, the Urban League Board
of Directors, the YWCA, the Board of Directors for the Visually Impaired, the Salvation
Army, One Hundred Women and the Voluntary Action Center. She has also served as the
president of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
In 2007, Croudy was awarded the Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award
for Volunteerism by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm at the Governor’s Service Awards
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John Snell, Jr., D.V.M., Vice Chair
John Snell, Jr., D.V.M., was elected to his first term in office on the Mott Community
College Board of Trustees in 1989. He was re-elected for a fourth six-year term on
the board in 2007 and has served numerous positions on the board.
Snell is a doctor of veterinary medicine and owned and operated the Eascor Animal
Hospital in Flint for many years. Prior to this position, he was a member of the U.S.
Army Veterinary Corps. Snell attended Michigan State University, where he earned his
B.S. and D.V.M. degrees.
In addition to his work on behalf of the College, he is active in numerous civic,
service and professional organizations including the Humane Society of Genesee County.
In 2011, he was honored by his alma mater with their Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus
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Albert Koegel, Treasurer
Albert J. Koegel was elected to his first term of office on the Mott Community College
Board of Trustees in 1991. He was re-elected to his fourth six-year term in 2009.
He has served as secretary and treasurer for the board. Koegel is an alumnus of Mott
Community College (then Flint Junior College) and has a master’s degree in accounting
from the University of Michigan.
Koegel owns and operates Koegel Meats, a Flint Township business his father founded,
which employs more than 120 people. His public service interests and involvements
include the Mott Children’s Health Center, the Flint Institute of Music, the Greater
Flint Chamber of Commerce, and the Genesee Area Focus Council. He is also president
of Sunset Hills Cemetery.
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Sally Shaheen Joseph, J.D., Secretary
Sally Shaheen Joseph was elected to her first term of office on the Mott Community
College Board of Trustees in 2007. An attorney, she brings over 30 years of experience
in politics to MCC, serving as Township Trustee, Supervisor, City Administrator, Personnel
Director, Risk Manager and Purchasing Agent. She is currently a board member of the
Flint Area Salvation Army, Genesee Valley Rotary, and the Executive Board of the Arab-American
Institute, as well as its National Policy Council. Ms. Joseph is also serving her
third consecutive term as a member of the Michigan Women's Commission, most recently
appointed to the position by Governor Jennifer Granholm in 2010.
A former president of the Michigan Public Risk Management Association, Ms. Joseph
previously served as a board member of the Genesee County YWCA, Easter Seals, Michigan
Women's Foundation, Flint Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Planned Parenthood
of East Central Michigan, Planned Parenthood of Michigan, and the Fair Winds Council
of Girl Scouts of America. She is the 2000 recipient of Mott Community College's Carroll
Clark Civic Service Award, and was named by the College as a Distinguished Alumna
in 2011. Ms. Joseph has also received Rotary International's Paul Harris Award from
Genesee Valley Rotary, the Salvation Army's Hands of Mercy Award, and in 2000 was
named Woman of the Year by the American-Arab Heritage Council.
Sally Shaheen Joseph graduated from Mott Community College, University of Michigan-Flint
and Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
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Rafael Christopher Turner, Trustee
Rafael Turner was appointed by the Board in 2011, filling the vacancy made following
the death of his mother, Trustee Celia M. Turner. Rafael, a graduate of Eastern Michigan
University and the University of Michigan-Flint, began his career as a legislative
assistant in the office of United States Congressman Dale E. Kildee. His career led
him to Washington D.C., where he served the residents of Michigan for over ten years,
working with Congressman Kildee and then with United States Senator Carl Levin. His
love for Flint brought him back home.
Turner earned his master's degree in Public Administration from the University of
Michigan-Flint, where his involvement in both the campus and the community earned
him the Distinguished Emerging Alumni Award from their Alumni Association. Rafael
was selected to participate in the Rotary International Group Study Exchange to Brazil
where he served to advance the Rotarian model of international understanding, goodwill,
and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in
the ideal of service.
Rafael currently serves as an executive board member of The Association of Community
College Trustees. (ACCT) a non-profit educational organization of governing boards,
representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200
community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and Canada.
In 2013, Rafael joined the staff at the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce as Manager
of Community Outreach to the region’s lead business and economic development organization,
he provides support to the Economic Development Business Unit by identifying opportunities
for business investment and community involvement throughout Flint and Genesee County.
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Michael Freeman, Trustee
Michael Freeman was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011. Mr. Freeman is Program
Director of Capacity Building at the Center for Community Progress. Michael, a graduate
of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, began his career as a community organizer
with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation/AmeriCorps program in 1994, where he
worked to facilitate dialogue/consensus among community stakeholders, neighborhood
planning, and community advocacy in Flint, Michigan. He later consulted directly with
LISC in Michigan, administering HUD-supported technical assistance and training programs
for community housing development organizations across the state.
In 2000, Michael became the Coordinator for Training and Technical Assistance at
the Michigan Community Service Commission where he provided assistance to Michigan's
national service programs. Technical assistance included strategic planning, financial/grant
management, facilitative leadership, fund development, program 1 reporting, media
planning, logic model, and other organizational development training. He went on to
become the Program Officer for Michigan's AmeriCorps program, responsible for a portfolio
of 26 programs, 1,000 AmeriCorps members and $7 million of federal funds each year.
In 2004, Michael returned to LISC as Senior Program Officer of the Flint Office of
Michigan Statewide, where he provided technical assistance on real estate development
projects/programs, economic initiatives, and capacity building activities for governmental
entities, nonprofit, and community-based organizations. He was responsible for the
investment of over $19 million in LISC investments in the City of Flint, which has
leveraged over $65 million in private, tax credit and other funding for real estate
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Matthew L. Norwood, Trustee
Trustee Matthew L. Norwood of Grand Blanc was appointed by the Board of Trustees
to fill the vacant position created by the resignation of Trustee Pamela M. Faris.
Mr. Norwood's appointment began on January 28, 2013. He will serve out the remainder
of the term until December 31, 2014.
An attorney, he is the owner and operator of a Flint-based law practice specializing
in criminal defense and driver's license restoration. Mr. Norwood practices statewide,
with an emphasis on Genesee County. He has also worked as the judicial advisory assistant
to Chief Judge Archie L. Hayman of the Genesee County 7th Circuit Court and as legislative
assistant to the State of Michigan House of Representatives Office of the Clerk.
A third-generation Mott Community College alumnus, Mr. Norwood holds a Criminal Justice
degree and a Juris Doctorate, both from Michigan State University. He is a member
of the Michigan and Genesee County Bar Associations, and currently serves on the boards
of New Paths, Inc. and the McFarlan Home. He is the founder and former chairperson
of the Flint Cultural Center's Young Professional Council, and was Vice-Chair of the
Foundation for Mott Community College. Mr. Norwood has also worked with the Greater
Flint Arts Council and several other groups and organizations.
He is married to Jill. They have one son, Christian, and are currently expecting
their second child.
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