The board of trustees of Muskegon Community College in Michigan voted unanimously to appoint John Selmon as the college’s next president. He will assume office on July 1, 2022.
Muskegon Community College enrolls just under 3,500 students, according to the latest avalable data from the U.S. Department of Education. African Amerans make up 7 percent of the student body.
A widely respected administrator at the college since coming to campus in May 2011, Dr. Selmon currently serves as the provost/executive vice president providing leadership and oversight for academic affairs, athletics, facilities, and student services. He has more than three decades of experience in key leadership roles at both public and private higher education institutions.
“It’s just an awesome day for me,” Dr. Selmon said after the board voted to make him president of the college. “This is the stuff you dream about. When it does come true, it does become emotional. These jobs are special. Not everyone is going to become a president of a college. So it is a dream come true. I appreciate the opportunity to live out my dream here at Muskegon Community College.”
A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Dr. Selmon earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and a doctorate in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University.