James Bolger, father of House Speaker Jase Bolger, appointed to WMU Board of Trustees
James Bolger, a retired Michigan State Police official who lives in Whitehall, fills the seat vacated when Trustee Michelle Crumm resigned. Bolger will complete Crumm's eight-year term, which ends on Dec. 31, 2020.Some people are upset that the appointee is Jase's father. But he seems far more qualified than Crumm. Recall:
Crumm's for Kalamazoo
Crumm said that she enjoyed her first tour of campus in the snowstorm.At least Bolger is (probably) a Republican, unlike Snyder's last few appointees.
"I didn't know a lot about Western and had never been to Kalamazoo," said Crumm, when she got the call about the appointment.
WMU graduates in Ann Arbor, where she lives, have been getting her up to speed, said Crumm, calling their "enthusiasm and passion" for the university infectious.