West Shore Community College has announced a change in focus for Dr. Rick Plummer, beginning the winter semester in January.
Plummer has been released from his teaching duties, but will continue to serve as Division Chair for Arts and Humanities and as Director of the Performing Arts Series. His release time will be spent working with Thomas Hawley, Director of College Relations and Interim Foundation Director, on college and WSCC Foundation marketing and promotions.
Plummer will re-direct his focus on event organization, planning, advertising, and public relations.
“Rick is well positioned and well-suited to this work, given his long career with the college and active participation in the community,” says Dr. Lisa Stich, WSCC Vice president for Academic and Student Services.
Plummer has served as professor of theater and director of the college’s arts series since 1996.
“I am looking forward to serving our college in a new capacity,” Plummer states. “My wife and I have loved raising our children in this beautiful area and have made so many lasting friendships with the kind-hearted and generous people throughout all the communities in the region. Being a part of serving our students and the community at WSCC has been the most rewarding part of my 35 year career as a college educator.”
Plummer serves on several local boards, including the Ludington and Mason County Cultural Economic Development Task Force, the Mason County Veterans Endowment Fund Advisory Board, the Ludington Area Schools Oriole Foundation Board, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Ludington.
Plummer also served on the steering committee that brought the Traveling Vietnam Wall to our area this summer, and was a founding board member of the Ludington Area Arts Council. He has served on the Habitat for Humanity of Mason County and the Region Four Women’s Resource Center (now COVE) boards of directors.
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement