Snyder makes appointments, reappointment to Central Michigan University board of Trustees

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Rich Studley, of Grand Ledge, and the reappointment of Robert Wardrop II, of Grand Rapids, to the Central Michigan University board of trustees.

The eight-person board is the governing body of the University.

"Rich and Robert bring valuable leadership experience to the board and I am confident they will do great work for the CMU community,” said Snyder.

Studley is president & CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He joined the Chamber’s Business Advocacy Team in 1981 as Manager of Taxation and Labor Relations. He serves as Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, Chairman of the U.S. Chamber’s Accreditation Committee for state and local chambers, and is a member of the Michigan Society of Association Executives. Studley is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives’ Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Alma College and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. He replaces Brian Fannon.

Wardrop is owner and senior shareholder of Wardrop & WardropP.C., specializing in corporate formation and governance, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, business reorganization and larger debt personal bankruptcy. He was also a senior partner at Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone. He served on the State of Michigan Boundary Commission and the board of directors for the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Wardrop earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree from Indiana University, and a law degree from University of Detroit.

Appointees will serve eight-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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