Appointed January 25, 2011 by Governor Rick Snyder.
Paul E. Boyer, Ferris alumnus and vice chairman emeritus of Meijer, has been appointed by Gov. Snyder to an eight-year term expiring in 2018, filling the seat previously held by R. Thomas Cook.
Boyer earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Ferris in 1968 and a master's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. Paul began his professional career at Meijer 39 years ago, serving in multiple senior leadership positions, including Co-CEO, before becoming vice chairman. Today, the company operates more than 190 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
A recipient of Ferris' 1992 Distinguished Alumni Award and 2005 Honorary Doctorate in Business and Industry, Boyer has remained active in Ferris alumni and fund-raising activities as a former member of the Ferris Alumni Association Board of Directors, co-chair of Ferris' Commission for the Future and a member of the university's capital campaign feasibility study leadership team. His wife, Cathy, also earned a degree from Ferris.
In addition to his corporate board work with Meijer and Topco Associates, Boyer serves on the boards for Goodwill Industries, J.E.M. Mentoring and The League, a non-profit education organization.
Boyer resides in Ada and will serve a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018