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More NMU Presidential Candidates Revealed

The second of four candidates to become Northern Michigan University’s next president was introduced to the community last night.

Brock Tessman was raised in Plymouth, Michigan. After undergraduate studies at Brown University, he received both his MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

He began his academic career at the University of Georgia, then became Honors College Dean at the University of Montana in Missoula. Tessman currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education for the 45,000 students and 16 campuses that comprise the Montana University System. Read more about him here.

The third candidate will meet the community at a reception this evening. 

Meera Komarraju currently serves as the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Komarraju holds doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Cincinnati, and Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. She has been at SIU-Carbondale for 25 years. Read more about her here.

The fourth and final candidate is scheduled to meet the community tomorrow evening. That person’s identity should be released today.

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