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Paul E. Boyer

Paul E. Boyer

Appointed January 25, 2011 by Governor Rick Snyder.

Paul E. Boyer, Ferris alumnus and vice chairman emeritus of Meijer, has been appointed by Gov. Snyder to an eight-year term expiring in 2018, filling the seat previously held by R. Thomas Cook.

Boyer earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Ferris in 1968 and a master's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. Paul began his professional career at Meijer 39 years ago, serving in multiple senior leadership positions, including Co-CEO, before becoming vice chairman. Today, the company operates more than 190 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

A recipient of Ferris' 1992 Distinguished Alumni Award and 2005 Honorary Doctorate in Business and Industry, Boyer has remained active in Ferris alumni and fund-raising activities as a former member of the Ferris Alumni Association Board of Directors, co-chair of Ferris' Commission for the Future and a member of the university's capital campaign feasibility study leadership team. His wife, Cathy, also earned a degree from Ferris.

In addition to his corporate board work with Meijer and Topco Associates, Boyer serves on the boards for Goodwill Industries, J.E.M. Mentoring and The League, a non-profit education organization.

Boyer resides in Ada and will serve a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018