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Former Ferris Faculty Member Named President of Nevada's Great Basin College

Mark CurtisELKO, NEV. – Mark Curtis, a former Ferris State University faculty member and 1989 recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, has been named president of Great Basin College in Elko, Nev., in a move that was approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.

Curtis, a Ferris faculty member from 1981 through 1998, has served as the vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Alpena Community College in Michigan. In addition to being a recipient of Ferris’ prestigious Distinguished Teacher Award, Curtis earned the rank of full professor in 1992 and was named as a Distinguished Faculty in 1993 by the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities.

Curtis received an associate degree in Drafting and Design Technology at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek and later earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in drafting, metalworking, industrial education and leadership at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

A member of Ferris’ Bachelor of Integrative Studies Advisory Board, Curtis will assume the presidency on July 1.