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James Sawyer

Provost and Senior Vice President for the Learning Unit

Macomb Community College


Dr. Jim Sawyer is currently serving as Provost and Senior Vice President for the Learning Unit at Macomb Community College. During his thirteen years at Macomb, he has also served as the Dean of Engineering and Advanced Technology and Vice Provost for Career Programs. Jim has been the principle investigator on two successful National Science Foundation grants and has led numerous academic program modifications and student success initiatives.


Prior to joining Macomb Community College, Jim held leadership positions in engineering, quality, and operations at companies such as Chrysler, Dana, Ancor and New Haven Foundry. Jim is an American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer and his education background includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University, Master of Science in Administration and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University.


Jim currently serves on the boards of Leadership Macomb, St. John Providence Health System - Eastern Region, and the American Society of Body Engineers Foundation.