DPS, HFC Board seeking to fill vacancy after resignation

Mariam Bazzi

Mariam Bazzi

Application deadline is June 1

DEARBORN — Applications are being accepted to fill a vacancy on the Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College Board of Trustees following the May 22 resignation of President Marian Bazzi.

Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Bazzi May 2 to the Wayne County Circuit Court.

Anyone living within the jurisdiction of the Dearborn Public Schools can apply for the vacant seat on the Board. Applications will be accepted until June 1. All materials must be delivered to the Administration Building, 18700 Audette, no later than 4 p.m. June 1.

Those who are interested in applying must send a letter of interest, a résumé, and three references to: Dearborn Public Schools, Administration Building, 18700 Audette, Room 6, Dearborn, MI, 48124.

The board will review all of the submitted materials and after determining if the applicants meet the residency requirements, the board will schedule interviews. An interview schedule will be determined based on the number of applications submitted.

Once the applicant is hired to fill the vacant seat, he or she will serve on the board, finishing Bazzi’s term of office, which expires Nov. 6, 2018.

The board not only oversees HFC, but also the DPS. HFC is the only community college in the state to be affiliated with a P-12 school district.

The board has 30 days from the date of Bazzi’s resignation to appoint a new member. Board Vice President Michael Meade will chair the next P-12 meeting June 12 in Bazzi’s absence. At that meeting, per the board’s bylaws, a new president will be elected.

For questions or further information, call 313-827-3000.

“Mariam has been an extraordinary leader who epitomized professionalism and integrity,” HFC President Stan Jensen said. “I am saddened that she is leaving our college board because she will be deeply missed.

“However, I am happy for her as she begins the next chapter in her career as a judge. On behalf of myself and my colleagues at the college, I wish her much success in this new endeavor.”