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President's Office

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President's Office


North Central Michigan College President, David Roland FinleyIt is my pleasure to welcome you to North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.

Since 1958, North Central Michigan College has been opening the door to academic success for residents by offering two-year associate degrees in the arts and sciences that are transferable to upper-division colleges and universities. In addition, North Central has paved the path to better-paying careers through its applied science programs in business, education, health science, criminal justice, information technology, and manufacturing. Equally important, North Central provides a second chance for residents by advancing their skills, switching careers, or just getting more from life through higher education.

As a first-generation college student myself, I appreciate the importance of the work that we do here at North Central. Choosing to go to college is a life-changing decision. Your college years will prepare you for jobs and careers, and most importantly, for the future. It’s never been more important to continue your education.  I encourage you to consider North Central Michigan College for all of the benefits of a great college, close to home.

North Central is located in Petoskey near the shores of scenic Little Traverse Bay. In addition to our classroom buildings, we have a residence hall, a gym with three regulation-size basketball courts, a running track and fitness center, a cafeteria and grill, a 195-acre natural area and a sculpture garden. We also offer educational opportunities at our learning centers in Cheboygan and Gaylord.

Please come by and visit us. We can help you take the next steps to your future. Whether you are interested in a degree program or want to learn workforce skills to help you get a better job, we are here for you. I am confident that North Central will provide you with everything you need to achieve your educational goals.


David Roland Finley, Ph.D.