When Robert Boonin was asked to serve on Washtenaw Community College’s Foundation Board earlier this year, he did not hesitate to jump on board.
For the past 30 years, Boonin has worked as an attorney at the national but Michigan-based law firm of Dykema Gossett. Based at the firm’s Detroit and Ann Arbor office, his practice focuses on labor and employment law and education law.
Prior to graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, Boonin worked for the Michigan Association of School Boards handling labor relations for K-12 school districts.
He’s also worked with public universities and community colleges across Michigan.
“From that experience, I have grown to appreciate what these institutions do for their students and how they do it, and that a key to their success is the people involved — the governing boards, their faculty and their staff,” Boonin said.
Boonin, one of the newest members of the board, notes that the Foundation’s focus is to make education available for students who otherwise might not be able to attend college without scholarships, grants and other financial assistance.
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