The Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees appointed Stephen T. Davis to fill the vacancy created by Stephen P. O’Driscoll and Dr. Terri Timmer Mileski to fill the vacancy created by James L. Hermans.
Mr. Davis and Dr. Mileski were selected from twelve candidates for the vacancy. Following tradition, the Board reviewed the skill sets each candidate would bring to the Board while attempting to achieve diversity in its membership.
Mr. Davis served as Judge of the 47th Judicial Circuit Court from 1994-2017 and will bring a much different representation to the Board with skills honed while performing in that office. He also has a lifelong connection to the College as a Bay graduate involved in student government and served as the first editor of the Bay Beacon, the Alumnus of the Year in 2003, an advisory committee member for the criminal justice program, and as a face for the College in the community and in marketing campaigns emphasizing his life-long advocacy of the Bay experience. Mr. Davis also brings higher education experience as a past instructor of criminal justice classes for LSSU on Bay’s campus.
Mr. Davis is a lifelong resident of Delta County and Escanaba. He graduated from Escanaba Area High School, Bay de Noc Community College, Western Michigan University, and received his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso School of Law.
Mr. Davis stated, “I have long considered my associate’s degree from Bay, earned more than half a century ago, as the foundation of a very satisfying legal career. To return now as a member of Bay’s Board of Trustees is an honor for which I am truly grateful.”
Dr. Mileski served as the Superintendent of Menominee Area Public Schools from 2014-2017, Concord Community Schools from 2010-2014, and Rapid River Public Schools from 2005-2010. She was Assistant High School Principal at Escanaba Area Public Schools from 1997-2005 after teaching at Brimley Public Schools, Escanaba Area Public Schools, North Menominee County Community Schools, Rapid River Public Schools, and Escanaba Area Public Schools. Dr. Mileski will also contribute higher education experience from her role as University Supervisor/Instructor with Central Michigan University’s U.P. Teaching Center.
Dr. Mileski has lived in the community since 1975. She received Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Central Michigan University and an Ed.D. from Michigan State University.
Dr. Mileski stated, “While I was ready to end my K-12 career, I really wasn’t ready to end my involvement in education - I really wanted to know that we’re doing the best humanly possible that we can for kids in this area.”