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Meet Our Board



James Dean, President 

  • Class of 1959​

Jim retired from WMU after serving for 32 years in their Dining Services Department and 22 years as the Director of Dining Service. Jim is also active in our community, having served on the Schoolcraft Community Schools School Board for 12 years, and currently serves on the board of Kairos Dwelling and a member of the choir and activity account treasurer for Schoolcraft Methodist Church. 

Bob Klose, Secretary

  • Class of 1979

Bob has worked for over 30 years as a software engineer in the aerospace and automotive industries and currently works for Parker Aerospace in Kalamazoo. Bob and his wife Becky graduated from Portage Central in 1979. Together, they have two children who also graduated from Portage Central and are third generation Mustangs. Bob is active in our community serving as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 287 since 2001. 

Bill Witters, Trustee

  • Class of 1956

Bill has been in the construction business for over 45 years, and for the last 25 years, has been in business with his son, Bill. Bill has been an active member of our community and his church, where he has served as Vice President of Consistory at Lakeland Reformed Church, served as President of the Kalamazoo Home Builders Association for two years, and currently is a mentor in the Vicksburg School System through the Kids Hope Program. Before that, Bill served in the United States Air Force for four years from 1956 - 1960. 

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Kyle Demmond, Trustee

  • Class of 2013

I grew up in Portage, went to Woodland elementary school, then to West Middle School, Portage Central High School, and finally Grand Valley State University. I was heavily involved in Portage Central’s golf team as I played on both JV and Varsity and really enjoyed my time being coached by Chuck Shira and Jim Lait. During my senior year of high school, I also joined the track team and ran the 100M dash and the 200M dash. Fast forward to college. I lived in Grand Rapids for the four years I attended GVSU and received my bachelors, double majoring in both marketing with an emphasis in sales and finance. After college, I’ve been pursuing sales as a career, and I worked for I.H.S distributing for a year and was offered a sales position at Lamb Weston, where I currently work. I consider myself a people person, and I really enjoy interacting with others as much as I can. As a proud member of this community, I am extremely fortunate and happy to be a part of a group representing Portage Central’s past and future!


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