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Kari Sederburg and Kurt Hofman: Alumni Bring Leadership to the University

Kari Sederburg and Kurt Hofman

Ferris State University has turned to its strong alumni base to add a pair of new leaders for the University with the gubernatorial appointments of Kari Sederburg and Kurt Hofman to the University's Board of Trustees.

Sederburg, of East Lansing, is a senior program officer with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund in Lansing. Hofman, of Grand Rapids, is the executive vice president at RoMan Manufacturing, Inc. They are serving eight-year terms that expire Dec. 31, 2026.

Ferris President David Eisler stands ready to work with the Board's new trustees.

"We are so pleased to welcome Ms. Sederburg and Mr. Hofman to the Ferris State University Board of Trustees," Eisler said. "Both bring a broad range of experiences to our Board and as alumni understand firsthand the difference Ferris can make for students and their futures. I very much look forward to working with them to continue the advancement of our university and the education we provide."

Prior to her current position as senior program officer with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund in Lansing, Sederburg served as the executive director of the Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency. In 2002, she earned her bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Ferris' College of Business and added her master's degree in Public Administration from Ohio University.

In addition to his current position, as executive vice president at RoMan Manufacturing, Inc., Hofman serves on the advisory board for Ferris' Welding Engineering Technology program and is chair-elect for The Ferris Foundation Board of Directors. Hofman earned an associate degree in Welding Engineering Technology in 1983 from Ferris' College of Engineering Technology, and a bachelor's degree in Welding Engineering from Arizona State University.