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Terri Lynn Land

Member, Board of Governors, Wayne State University; Former Secretary of State, State of Michigan

Terri Lynn Land is an elected member of Wayne State University’s Board of Governors. She also served as Michigan’s 41st Secretary of State from 2003-2010.

Prior to her service as the Michigan Secretary of State, Land served as the Kent County Clerk from 1992-2000. Land has had a long career serving in various political roles, including work during high school for the Gerald R. Ford for President campaign. She has held leadership posts in the Republican Party, from precinct delegate to being elected to the Republican National Committee.

In addition to her roles in state public service, she also has a history of community engagement. She currently is the Director of the Community Gardens at Fifth Church and is a member of Rotary of South Kent. Previously, she served on the boards of the Legacy Trust Bank, Women’s Resource Center, Broadway Grand Rapids, Gift of Life, and Disability Rights Michigan.

Land earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hope College.