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A look at candidates for Michigan university boards

Two seats on three Michigan university boards are on the Nov. 3 ballot

Michigan voters will choose who steers the state’s three flagship universities: Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University.
Michigan voters will choose who steers the state’s three flagship universities: Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

LANSING, Mich. – Two seats on three Michigan university boards are on the Nov. 3 ballot. Michigan voters will choose who steers the state’s three flagship universities: Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Democrats

Brian Mosallam, a former MSU football player, has served on the board since 2013. He is the only incumbent running. Trustee Joel Ferguson, who has served on the board since the 1980s, did not seek reelection.

Dr. Rema Vassar is a former teacher and administrator, and a parent of an MSU student.

Republicans

Pat O’Keefe is founder and CEO of O’Keefe & Associates Consulting.

Tonya Schuitmaker is a former Republican state House representative and senator. She earned a bachelor's degree in business from MSU in 1990.