North Central Michigan College has four Board of Trustee candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot.
Biographical data on the candidates can be found below.
IRMA NOËL, SECRETARY (Incumbent)
Irma Noël has been a member of the North Central Michigan College Board of Trustees since March 2011. She currently serves on the Personnel Committee and is chair of the Foundation Committee. Ms. Noël has been a member of the NCMC Foundation Board since October 2002, and is the former Board Chair.
Ms. Noël enjoys being part of the Petoskey community and spends her time volunteering for several local organizations. She is a past member of the Little Traverse Historical Society's Board of Directors.
Ms. Noël is a graduate of Indiana University. She and her husband, Jim, moved to Petoskey in November 1981 and purchased Ballard’s Plumbing and Heating in February 1982. They live in Resort Township and have three sons, two of whom hold associate degrees from North Central Michigan College.
DAN RASMUSSEN (INCUMBENT)
Dan Rasmussen was appointed to North Central’s Board of Trustees in September 2017. He serves on the Bylaws and Policy Committee, the Finance and Facilities Committee, and the Foundation Committee.
Mr. Rasmussen is a Principal and Managing Partner of Rasmussen, Teller, O’Neil & Christman, P.C., in Petoskey. He has been a member of the firm for more than 20 years and has more than 26 years of experience in public accounting.
Mr. Rasmussen graduated with honors from Michigan State University, where he received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Professional Accounting with an emphasis in taxation. His bachelor’s degree is in accounting, and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Rasmussen’s service to the community is extensive. He is a founding member and a past President of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Petoskey, former Treasurer of the Petoskey Education Foundation, and he spent a decade managing baseball teams within the Petoskey Little League. He has also been active as a past Committee Chair for the SFX Troop 7 Boy Scouts and as the Treasurer of the Top of the State Michigan State University Alumni Club.
Dan and his wife live in Petoskey and have three sons.
George Robson received his bachelors degree in 1973 from Michigan State University . In 1985 he received a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from MSU with a specialty in cardiac rehabilitation. After directing a cardiac rehabilitation program he ended his career working for a pharmaceutical company in northern Michigan. “I have two sons. One is currently finishing up at U of M and my older son is enjoying a productive career in health care in Washington state. Both owe much of their success to their education at NCMC . I look forward to contributing to NCMC so that it continues be a positive experience for students and staff as well as to be a positive part of the northern Michigan community.”
DAVE KRING, VICE CHAIR (INCUMBENT)
Dave Kring has been a member of the North Central Michigan College Board of Trustees since October 2006. Mr. Kring is vice chairman of the board and serves on both the Finance and Facilities Committee and the Personnel Committee.
A graduate of Central Michigan University, Mr. Kring owns and operates Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac in Petoskey. The dealership supports several local organizations and events, including Manna Food Project, Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, the Petoskey Youth Soccer Association and the 4-H livestock auction. In addition, the dealership is the chief sponsor of the annual Athena Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding professional leadership and community service; the award is also aimed at helping women realize their leadership potential.
Mr. Kring and his wife reside in Harbor Springs.