New Trustee Brett M. Gierak, sworn in during the regular Board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24, is a Schoolcraft College alumnus and also earned an Associate of Applied Science in the Skilled Trades from Lake Superior State University.
He’s also a graduate of the Bricklayers Allied Craftworkers Local 2 Apprenticeship Training Program and works with the Bricklayers Allied Craftworkers Local 2 as a Business Agent for Metro Detroit. Gierak serves as Trustee on the Health and Welfare Trust Fund, the Bricklayers Pension Fund, and the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.
“I am honored to have been selected as the next Board of Trustee for Schoolcraft College,” Gierak said. “As an alumnus of Schoolcraft College, I am fully aware of all the great characteristics of the College and it is my hope that I can play a role in keeping the Schoolcraft experience an amazing one.”
Chair Joan A. Gebhardt said, “It was somewhat difficult to orchestrate this trustee search, given the COVID restrictions. As the Board of Trustees, our aim was to find the best candidate who met our mission and vision for the College, yet being fair, open and transparent for our College community. I believe we were successful in doing just that and know that we selected the best candidate in Brett Gierak.”
Gierak and his wife are lifelong residents of Livonia. His wife Kristyn teaches for Livonia Public Schools and their children also attend Livonia Public Schools. Gierak’s appointment continues through December 2022.