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Board of Trustees Members

Central Michigan University's Board of Trustees consists of eight members appointed by Michigan's governor with the consent of the State Senate and with authority graduated through the state constitution. Below are brief bios of each member of the board.


Mr. Todd J. Anson

Lawyer and Entrepreneur
anso1tj@cmich.edu

Term Expires: December 31, 2026

Board Committees: 

  • Enterprise Risk Committee (chair)
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison Committee

Todd J. Anson was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Rick Snyder in October 2018 for an eight-year term expiring December 31, 2026. He is a lawyer and entrepreneur who serves as a managing member of One Pacific Sports. He co-founded real estate development company Cisterra Partners and is a past recipient of E&Y’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award and NAIOP’s “Developer of the Year” in San Diego as well as a former Managing Partner at California’s second largest law firm. Additionally, Anson taught at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in its MBA program as a member of its adjunct faculty from 1985-1990. He is a venture investor and has served on numerous corporate boards including Armor Express, LEGO A/S, Coronado First Bank, the San Diego Regional YMCA and currently is a director of Grand Rapids based UV Angel. He was a founding investor in the six team independent minor league Golden Baseball League and has a deep interest in the business side of sports. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from CMU, which recognized him in 2005 as a Distinguished Alumni of its School of Science& Engineering, and a law degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Anson and his wife Terri live in Charlevoix.

Ms. Regine C. Beauboeuf

Senior Vice President
HNTB Corporation
beaub1rc@cmich.edu

Term Expires: December 31, 2028

Board Committees: 

  • Enterprise Risk Committee
  • Fiance and Facilities Committee
  • Trustees-Student Liaison Committee (chair)

Regine C. Beauboeuf was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in March 2021 for an eight-year term expiring December 31, 2028.

Regine C. Beauboeuf is Senior Vice President and Director of Infrastructure and Mobility Equity at HNTB Corporation, an employee-owned infrastruture solutions firm. Ms. Beauboeuf has 37 years of regional transportation and infrastructure experience specializing in the management of large, complex transportation projects. She has extensive experience on Design Build and Public Private Partnership Projects in the US and Canada. She has managed and supervised the Engineering Program for Detroit River International Crossing project (The Gordie Howe Bridge) for the localization of the new border crossing between the cities of Detroit and Windsor in Michigan, USA and Ontario, Canada. Ms. Beauboeuf has served as the project manager for the Turcot Interchange Design/Build, the A-25 Public-Private-Partnership in Montreal, Quebec and the Innovate Mound Project in Macomb County where the County is looking to reconstruct and modernize nine (9) miles of Mound Road from I-696 to M-59 through the Cities of Warren and Sterling Heights. In her current role as director of Infrastructure and Mobility Equity, Regine is charged with providing technical expertise and leadership on HNTB's ongoing efforts advancing equity through the organization's existing work, partnerships with minority-owned businesses and collaboration with industry associations.

Prior to her experience in the private sector, Ms. Beauboeuf was the Supervising Engineer for the Project Development Section of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).  In that capacity, Ms. Beauboeuf was responsible for the development and delivery of all capacity improvements and new road projects for the State of Michigan and managed a delivery budget of $3 billion.

Ms. Beauboeuf is a Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan, holds a BS in Architectural/Civil Engineering from the Faculte des Sciences, University of Haiti and an MBA from Davenport University. 

Ms. Sharon L. Heath

Retired Director of Customer Experience
Blue Cross Blue Shield
heath2sl@cmich.edu

Term Expires: December 31, 2028

Board Committees: 

  • Academic and Student Affairs Committee
  • Health Care Special Committee (co-chair)
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison Committee (chair)
  • Trustees-Student Liaison Committee

Sharon L. Heath was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in March 2021 for an eight-year term expiring December 31, 2028.

Prior to retiring in December 2020, Ms. Heath served as Director, Customer Experience at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan. In this role, she was responsible for leading efforts in support of improving HMO/PPO member satisfaction targets and enterprise-wide goals tied to delivering a high-valued customer experience.

Key responsibilities included serving as champion across all product lines, directing and implementing change efforts and strategic projects tied to improving member experience, partnering with business areas on improvement initiatives across the organization and building a deep understanding of member experience through synthesis and analysis of research from stakeholders. Sharon has a passion for focusing on and implementing solutions targeted to reduce challenges and enhance how members engage to get the most value from their health insurance.

Prior to serving in this role, her 35-year tenure at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan included serving as director of Member Engagement & Satisfaction, Customer Service, Organizational Development & Joint Programs and Corporate Compliance.  She also served in leadership roles focused on improving HMO statewide call center operations and performance. Sharon also led initiatives focused on reducing issues impacting overall servicing, developing reporting and tracking systems, redesigning and automating process improvements, creating member level educational documents, implementing multiple HMO-CEO workplace change strategies, and successfully managing site visits from accreditation and regulatory agencies.

Sharon holds a B.A. from Madonna University and an M.S. in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University. Sharon enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family.

Mr. Isaiah M. Oliver

President and Chief Executive Officer
Community Foundation of Greater Flint
olive2im@cmich.edu

Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Board Committees: 

  • Academic and Student Affairs Committee (chair)
  • Enterprise Risk Committee
  • Health Care Special Committee
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison Committee
  • Trustees-Student Liaison Committee

Central Michigan University alumnus Isaiah Oliver was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in April 2019 with his term expiring December 31, 2024. Mr. Oliver is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Community Foundation Greater Flint, a $257 million public charity focused on engaging people in philanthropy to build a stronger community. He leads the Foundation’s strategic priorities around improving literacy rates, increasing access to healthy food, strengthening resident-led neighborhood improvements, and providing critical resources to the children affected by the Flint Water Crisis.

Born and raised in Flint, Mr. Oliver's background includes extensive community leadership and executive oversight experience. He served five years on the Flint Community Schools Board of Education, including two years as board president. His executive experience also includes serving four years on the Hurley Medical Center Board of Managers. He previously served as Associate Administrator for Workforce, Community and Grant Development at Mott Community College. Mr. Oliver advocates for an inclusive approach to philanthropy that listens to and works with the people of the community in order to develop a true partnership.

In 2018, Mr. Oliver received Central Michigan University's Alumni Service Recognition Award. This award was presented to Mr. Oliver for his distinctive citizenship, volunteer and public service to his local community, state, and Central Michigan University. He and his wife, Shay, live in Flint with their three daughters and one son.

Mr. Edward J. Plawecki Jr.

General Counsel and Director of Government Relations
UHY Advisors MI, Inc.
plawe1ej@cmich.edu

Term Expires: December 31, 2026

Board Committees: 

  • Audit Committee
  • Finance and Facilities Committee (chair)
  • Policy and Bylaws Committee
  • Health Care Special Committee

Edward J. Plawecki Jr. was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Rick Snyder in October 2018 for an eight-year term expiring December 31, 2026.  He currently serves as the General Counsel of the Michigan Practice and Director of Government Relations for UHY Advisors, a multidisciplinary professional services firm and currently the sixth largest accounting firm in Michigan. He previously held the position of V.P., General Counsel and Director of Government Relations for major automotive corporations over the past twenty years. His recent activities have included involvement with the GM and Chrysler Bankruptcies and the City of Detroit Chapter 9 Bankruptcy. Prior to his private sector work he held several governmental positions, including as a Judge, Wayne County Commissioner, SEMTA Board Member, Deputy Mayor, and Adjunct Professor at UM. He is also a well-respected arbitrator as a member sitting on several American Arbitration Panels since 1985. He graduated Cum Laude from CMU in 1975 with a B.S. in Education and majors in mathematics and history.  Mr. Plawecki and his wife Terry live in Plymouth.

Dr. Michael A. Sandler
Vice Chair

Retired Physician
President, MAS Strategic Consulting LLC
sandl1ma@cmich.edu

Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Board Committees: 

  • Academic and Student Affairs Committee
  • Finance and Facilities Committee
  • Policy and Bylaws Committee
  • Health Care Special Committee (co-chair)

Sandler, a retired physician and President of MAS Strategic Consulting LLC, was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Snyder on January 26, 2017, for an eight year term. He was a diagnostic radiologist for 34 years at Henry Ford Hospital and then was in corporate administration for five years. Within the radiology department, Sandler was at times Director of Ultrasound, Vice-Chair and Interim Chair. Active in organized medicine, he was president of the Michigan Radiological Society (MRS), Wayne County Medical Society, Michigan State Medical Society, and the Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM) Alumni Board, as well as being an AMA delegate and a member of the AMA PAC Board. Sandler also served on the Certificate of Need Commission for nine years. He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the MRS, the Distinguished Alumni Award of the WSUSOM, and the Special Recognition Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Henry Ford Medical Group. Sandler attended the University of Michigan and obtained his M.D. from WSUSOM. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Michigan hospital. He is married to Kathleen (CMU MA 1986) and has one daughter.

Mr. Richard K. Studley
Chair

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
studl1rk@cmich.edu

Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Board Committees: 

  • Academic and Student Affairs Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Finance and Facilities Committee
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison Committee
  • Trustees-Student Liaison Committee

Studley was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Rick Snyder for an eight-year term expiring December 31, 2022. Mr. Studley became President & Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in July of 2008. Before being appointed President & CEO, he served as the Chamber’s Executive Vice President from 2005-2008 and has worked for the Chamber since 1981. In June 2013, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in September 2013, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Council of State Chambers. Mr. Studley has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College and a Master of Science in Administration degree from Central Michigan University. He and his family live in Grand Ledge.

Mr. Robert F. Wardrop II
Vice Chair

President and Attorney
Wardrop & Wardrop P.C.
wardr2rf@cmich.edu

Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Board Committees: 

  • Audit Committee (chair)
  • Enterprise Risk Committee
  • Policy and Bylaws Committee

Wardrop was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Jennifer Granholm on March 24, 2010, to complete a term ending December 31, 2014, and reappointed by Governor Rick Snyder for an eight-year term ending December 31, 2022. Wardrop is a practicing attorney with Wardrop & Wardrop, P.C., and has a lifelong affiliation with Central Michigan University. Wardrop grew up in Mount Pleasant and attended grade school on the campus of CMU. He earned a bachelor's degree in math from CMU and a master's degree in economics. He subsequently taught for two years in the economics department. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Detroit School of Law, Wardrop served 18 years on the CMU Alumni Association Board of Directors, including two as president. Mr. Wardrop and his wife Rae Marie, who also attended CMU, are residents of Grand Rapids and Atlantic Beach, Florida.