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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Merit Network, Inc. is a non-profit corporation owned by 12 of Michigan’s four-year public universities. Each member institution appoints one representative who acts as agent of that institution. Collectively these representatives serve as the Board of Directors.

CMU

Central Michigan University

James Bujaki
Vice President for Information Technology and CIO

EMU

Eastern Michigan University

Ronald Woody
Chief Information Officer

FSU 2

Ferris State University

Bhavani Koneru
Chief Technology Officer

GVSU

Grand Valley State University

Miloš Topić
Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Information Technology

LSSU

Lake Superior State University

Maurice Walworth
Vice President for Finance & Operations

MSU

Michigan State University

Melissa Woo (Chair)
Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Information Officer

MTU

Michigan Technological University

Joshua Olson (Vice-Chair)
Chief Information Officer

NMU

Northern Michigan University

Gavin Leach
Vice President for Finance & Administration

OKU

Oakland University

Lori Tirpak
Interim Chief Information Officer

UoM

University of Michigan

Andy Palms
Executive Director Infrastructure, Information & Technology Services

WSU

Wayne State University

Rob Thompson
Interim Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President, Computing & Information Technology

WMU

Western Michigan University

Thomas Robert Wolf, Jr. (Treasurer)
Chief Information Officer

Merit

Merit Network

Joseph Sawasky
President and CEO

EX OFFICIO PARTICIPANTS

In addition to the official voting members of the Merit Board, a number of other individuals are usually invited to attend and participate at Board meetings including two representatives of the Merit Advisory Council, Network and Computing Directors from the Member universities and some Merit staff.

MERIT ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

Troy Calgaro of OAISD, Chair

Jason Kronemeyer of EUPISD, Vice-Chair

Learn more about the Merit Advisory Council