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Olivet College announces five new trustees
Jun 07, 2002

Olivet, Mich. – The Olivet College Board of Trustees has elected five new members since January 2002: Christine M. Arvidson, of Traverse City, Mich.; Thomas M. Burke, of Carmel, Ind.; Kevin L. Curtis, native of Rogers City and now of Alpena, Mich.; Henry H. Doss, of Traverse City, Mich.; and Robert L. Ewigleben, Eaton County native now of Albion, Mich.

Christine M. Arvidson ‘78 has a bachelor’s from Olivet College and a master’s from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. From 1997 through 2001, she taught in the women’s studies and communications departments at UNC and Robert Morris College (Pittsburgh, Penn.) Previous to that, Ms. Arvidson served in the field of communications and development for a number of North Carolina higher education institutions. She has also worked in Washington, D.C., for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and as director of political affairs for the National Association of Home Builders.

Thomas M. Burke ‘82 graduated from Olivet College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics. He is currently first vice president for Prudential Securities Incorporated in Indianapolis, Ind., and is responsible for the management of retail accounts, charitable foundations, not-for-profit and individual trusts.

Kevin L. Curtis ‘75 graduated from Olivet College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Mr. Curtis is president of Besser Co., a concrete supply company. He has worked for Besser for 24 years and was responsible for global sales and marketing for much of that time. Mr. Curtis has also served on the Alpena Community College Technology Advisory Board and is director of the World Center for Concrete Technology and the Bank of Alpena.

Henry H. Doss served as senior vice president of sales and service for PNC Financial Services Group from 1997 to 2002, and senior vice president for sales and service at First Union National Bank from 1992 to 1997. He recently retired from his banking career to pursue interests in rock and roll, mountain climbing and community involvement. In addition to his career experience, Mr. Doss also has an extensive volunteer background in the areas of politics, education and community service.

Robert L. Ewigleben served in the U.S. Army, completed B.S., M.A and Ph.D. degrees at Michigan State University and worked in several higher education administrative positions. He was the founding dean of the Purdue University Fort Wayne campus in Indiana; was vice president of Humboldt State University and president of the College of San Mateo in California; and was president of Ferris State University in Michigan, where he worked for fourteen years. He has also worked for the World Bank in Turkey and Yemen and for the Agency for International Development in Central America. Mr. Ewigleben has been a member of Olivet’s administrative advisory committee for the past several years.

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