Joe Lubig, associate dean for teacher education and director for the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service at NMU, will represent public colleges and universities on Michigan's 21st Century Education Commission. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Lubig to a three-year term. Snyder created the commission in 2016 to analyze top-performing education systems in the nation and identify issues impacting Michigan’s academic success, recommending changes to restructure Michigan’s education system.
According to the governor's website, the commission outlined 32 recommendations in three building blocks: a focus on learning; the creation of a strong culture of success; and how to build a coherent, connected education system from prenatal into adulthood. It continues to work on a long-term strategy focused on enhancing student achievement and better preparing students for a global economy.