Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, appointed CMU Trustee

Patricia Mooradian

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Patricia Mooradian of Bloomfield Hills to the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees.

The eight-person board is the governing body of the university.

“Patricia is an experienced professional, and I know she will make a positive contribution to the board,” Snyder said.

Mooradian is president of The Henry Ford, a national historic landmark that attracts 1.5 million visitors annually to the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center, IMAX Theater and the Henry Ford Academy. Previously, she held executive positions with The Taubman Co. in Bloomfield Hills. Her civic responsibilities include serving on the National Arts Strategies board and the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau board. She previously served on the Arab American National Museum Advisory Board. She earned her associate of arts degree from Marymount University in Arlington, Va., and her bachelor of fine arts degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

“We welcome Ms. Mooradian as an outstanding leader with organizational, community and professional expertise,” said CMU President George E. Ross.  “As someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for arts, culture and history, her guidance and input will be invaluable to CMU.”

Mooradian will serve the remainder of an eight-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2018, and replaces Patricia Maryland, who resigned effective June 30. Maryland became president of health care operations and chief operating officer for Ascension Health, the parent company of St. John Providence Health System, where she previously served as president and chief executive officer.  While she will continue to reside in Michigan, Maryland’s new responsibilities will be based in St. Louis and include extensive travel.

Mooradian’s appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.