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Judith Ann Rapanos

January 1, 2019

1989 – Midland, Michigan

Since 1991 Judy Rapanos has been chairman of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (appointed by Michigan Governor John Engler). She is also chair of the Midland Center for the Arts. She serves on the boards of ArtServe, Michigan Nonprofit Forum and the National Association of State Arts Agencies. She has been active and held leadership positions in numerous arts, educational, health and political organizations in Midland where she presently resides. She is married, the mother of five sons and an associate in the Rapanos Investment Group. “Northwood University is one of the few educational institutions in this country which effectively teaches free enterprise enhanced by creativity and arts experiences, thus producing well-rounded students who will be leaders in all segments of society,” she says. Mr. and Mrs. Rapanos recently contributed an outdoor sculpture to the Michigan campus, named “The Spirit of Free Enterprise” through a student competition. The Judith Rapanos Village apartment and the newly installed food and hospitality labs for the Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management program in Midland are but some of their generous gifts to the college.