President Dennis Bona

Dennis Bona

Northland Community and Technical College
2022 Central Ave NE
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Phone: (218) 793-2465
dennis.bona@northlandcollege.edu

Appointed: July 1, 2015

Previous positions:

  • President, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
  • Vice president for instruction, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
  • Dean, career and occupational education,Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
  • Director, regional manufacturing technology center, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
  • Director, trades and technology, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
  • Instructional manager, industrial welding, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
  • Program manager, welding, Calhoun Area Vocational Center, Battle Creek, MI
  • Adjunct Faculty, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
  • Adjunct Faculty, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Education:

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
  • M.A. Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
  • B.A. in Trade and Technical Education, Michigan Vocational Teaching Certification for Secondary Level, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
  • A.A.S. in Welding Technology, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Professional organizations:

  • Michigan Community College Association
  • Michigan Community College Chief Academic Officers
  • Michigan Occupational Deans Administrative Council
  • Michigan Educators Apprenticeship & Training Association
  • Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee, Inc.
  • School to Registered Apprenticeship Consortium
  • Michigan Vocational Curriculum Leaders

Boards and Community Activities:

  • Binda Foundation Board
  • Educators Task Force
  • Battle Creek Unlimited Executive Board
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Carson's Scholarship Board
  • Non-profit Alliance Advisory Board
  • Legacy Scholars Board
  • Battle Creek Area Math Science Center Advisory Board
  • Calhoun Area Technology Center Advisory Board
  • Pennfield Public Schools Foundation
  • Battle Creek United Way
  • Battle Creek United Arts Council

Awards:

  • Honors Award for Outstanding Service - The Substance Abuse Council, 2011
  • Administrative Leadership Award - National Council for Learning Resources of AACC, 2009

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