Macomb Township resident Frank Cusumano was sworn in as a member of Macomb Community College’s Board of Trustees by Chief Judge David F. Viviano of the 16th Judicial Circuit and Macomb County Probate Courts prior to the board’s meeting on Nov. 20. Cusumano was elected in the Nov. 6 general election to fill a partial term ending Dec. 2014 that was open due to the resignation of a trustee who relocated for work.
“I am humbled by election to the office of trustee,” said Cusumano. “Our college always has been a valuable asset to the community. As we move forward into the 21st century, we must make sure it is accessible and affordable for any students using it to climb the ladder of economic mobility through higher learning,” he said.
A licensed attorney in Michigan since 1989, Cusumano is a sole practitioner whose work focuses on everyday people with everyday legal problems. He earned his law degree from University of Detroit Mercy and holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Michigan. A Macomb Township resident, he is married and has five children, four of whom are in Utica Community Schools and one who is attending James Madison College at Michigan State University.
The college’s board is composed of seven trustees who are selected through nonpartisan, countywide election and serve six-year terms without compensation. The board approves budgets, develops policies in accordance with educational needs and serves as a direct link between the college and the community.