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Board of Trustees Profile

James A. Relken

As a new member of the Board of Trustees, James Relken would like to work towards an increase in funding for student scholarships. He received his associate’s degree in law enforcement at SC4. Relken was later employed in the security department at Muller Brass Company and continued worked there for 15 years. He is now the proud owner of James A. Relken Companies as well as Jim Relken Television Productions in partnership with EBW TV and the Blue Water Television Network. He currently resides in Port Huron, MI.


David E. Oppliger

David Oppliger has been on the board of trustees for five years. He hopes to continue contributing to SC4’s efforts of providing an opportunity for students to receive a higher education. A graduate of Tulane University, as well as The University of Detroit Law school, he has held the position of Attorney at Law for 27 years. Oppliger currently lives in Fort Gratiot, MI.


John H. Ogden

Newly appointed as a Trustee, John Ogden finds great importance in learning as much as possible about SC4, as well as its students, the classes which are offered, and also the school’s contribution to the community and early college programs. He earned his associate’s degree from SC4 in 1976, and he received his Bachelors of Accountancy from Walsh College in 1978. Having once been involved with a local CPA firm for nearly 20 years, Ogden became partner for the same firm in 1986. He once held the title of Director of Finance for the city of Port Huron. Ogden resides locally in Port Huron and is now a certified public accountant.


Robert E. Tansky

As a two year member of the board, Robert Tansky’s goal is to aid in the development of an organization that is capable of meeting the challenges and opportunities that face one of the top Community Colleges in the U.S. He earned his bachelors in science at the University of Detroit, and later earned his master’s in business administration at Michigan State University. He is also a post graduate of Purdue and Wayne State University, as well as the University of Michigan. Following his educational background, Tansky held the position of business and economics professor at SC4 for 44 years. He was also department chair for 35 years, and the SC4 DECA Advisor for 19 years. He has since retired and holds residence in Port Huron, MI. 

Angie Stoecklin

Staff Writer