Nicholson to be sworn in as newest Board of Governors memberFebruary 6, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder announced on Feb. 4 the appointment of David Nicholson of Grosse Pointe Farms to the Wayne State University Board of Governors. The eight-person board has general supervision of the university and controls and directs all expenditures from university funds.
Nicholson, a senior executive with Detroit-based PVS Chemicals Inc., will be sworn in at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the beginning of the regularly scheduled Board of Governors meeting in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center.
“I look forward to working with the students, faculty and staff at Wayne State,” said Nicholson. “Education is the key to good jobs and enhancing the quality of life for those in our community. I am proud to serve a university that makes a real difference.”
Nicholson serves as a board member for various community groups, including the Detroit Historical Society, Forgotten Harvest, Crime Stoppers of Southeastern Michigan and Kids Kicking Cancer.
“David brings a great business perspective to the Board. And he doesn’t hesitate to get involved in the community and help where he can,” said Debbie Dingell, incoming Board Chair. “We all look forward to working with him.”
Nicholson holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Danialle Karmanos.
Nicholson will serve the remainder of an eight-year term that expires Dec. 31, 2018.
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students.
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