Dr. Michael Heberling has been the president of the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies in Flint, Mich., since June 1998. He is responsible for the oversight and quality of the school's operations, as well as the development of new academic programs. Today, there are more than 900 students in Baker's four graduate programs: Doctor of Business Administration, MBA, MS in Information Systems and Master of Occupational Therapy.

Heberling's education includes a B.S. degree from Cornell University, an M.S. degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Ph.D. degree in production and operations management from Michigan State University.

Dr. Heberling is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years of active duty service. His first operational assignment was as a navigator-bombardier in the B-52H Stratofortress Bomber. After six years and 1,500 hours flying time in the B-52, he moved into the military procurement field.  He then had a one-year education-with-industry assignment with General Electric. Heberling's last military assignment was as the chairman of the Graduate Acquisition Management Department at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Prior to coming to Baker College, Heberling was a senior policy and business analyst for four years with the Anteon Corporation in Dayton, Ohio.

By Dr. Michael E. Heberling

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