Ms. Sarah R. Opperman, chair

​​(retired: vice president, The Dow Chemical Company)

3001 Scarborough Lane
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 492-4179

Term expires:
December 31, 2016

​Opperman was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Jennifer Granholm on January 27, 2009, for an eight-year term expiring December 31, 2016. Ms. Opperman joined the Dow Chemical Company in 1981 and retired from the company in 2009 as global vice president of government affairs and public policy. She now owns a public affairs consultancy. A 1981 graduate of CMU, Ms. Opperman previously served on the CMU Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a member of CMU's Development Board. She is a 2006 inductee to CMU's Journalism Hall of Fame and previously served on the Journalism Department Professional Advisory Board. Ms. Opperman and her husband, Dan, have two sons.