Thomas L. Butch
Board Chair Profile
Thomas L. Butch has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1974. He graduated from Gladstone High School in 1960 and received degrees from the University of Michigan (B.A. with distinction and honors in Political Science, 1964; J.D., cum laude, 1967), and joined the predecessor to the Escanaba law firm of Butch, Quinn, Rosemurgy, Jardis, Burkhart, Lewandowski & Miller, P.C., the same year. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of Michigan in 1968. Mr. Butch served on the Board of the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District from 1967-1973. He was City Attorney for the City of Gladstone from 1975 through 2013; is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honorary Political Science Fraternity; is an honorary member of Phi Theta Kappa; serves on the Delta County Economic Alliance Board of Directors and as a member of the Gladstone Planning Commission, the Remnants Barbershop Chorus, and the Gladstone Memorial United Methodist Church. Mr. Butch also served on the Michigan Community College Association Legislative Committee. He has been married to his wife, Alice, for over 50 years. They have three children and four grandchildren.