ESCANABA — Bay College has been a passion for Tom Butch. He has been on the Board of Trustees since 1974 and is running for another six year term. His passion has not waned.
“I want to be on because I think there are some things that we are committed to and are doing now that are very exciting. And, I hope that with my experience and hopefully with my knowledge and dedication, I can contribute to a number of things that we are interested in,” Butch said.
Butch said he is most proud of the success that students have achieved at the college. He says that is something they have been able to measure.
I would consider success as understanding the material that you are presented with so that you can succeed with your transfer or vocational education. Then I would consider success also are things that you would learn as part of that. To think critically, to think logically, to be able to express yourself, all of those things that go along with success in a job or college environment,” he said.
Butch is one of four running for two six year terms on the board.
He said his goals for the college are develop a wide range of educational programs, provide quality programming and offer a college education at a low cost.