Dr. Dorothy Latuszek

Class of 1968
Career Pathway: Human Services

Dorothy LatuszekDoty Latuszek was a member of the ski team at GHS. She earned a bachelor of science degree, cum laude, in mathematics and science at Nazareth College in Kalamazoo and did advanced study in Russia, England and France through the Institute for Foreign Study in Evanston, Illinois.

She earned a master of arts degree from Western Michigan University in teaching mathematics in the community college and completed advanced study in mathematics at Central Michigan University. She graduated from the Facilitative Leadership Educational Series sponsored by Alignment Associates of Detroit. She earned a Ph.D. in public administration from WMU in 2004.

Dr. Latuszek has presented on numerous occasions on numerous topics, including "Open Learning: An Instructor-Guided, Student-Centered, Self-Directed Approach to Learning" in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2002, the Michigan Governors' Conference in Grand Rapids in 2003, the governmental leaders of Virginia, the Michigan Liberal Arts Deans and the Michigan Occupational Deans Administrative Council.

Dr. Latuszek is in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers-2004 and is a member of Kappa Gamma Pi, the women’s leadership honor society of Catholic colleges.

She taught mathematics and science at the Diocese of Kalamazoo and in Gaylord. Since 1984, she has held several different positions at Kirtland Community College. Presently she is the provost of Kirtland's M-TEC in Gaylord. She has co-owned and operated two businesses in Grayling from 1979 to 1990 and has been a member of the Grayling City Council, the housing commission and the Grayling  Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is presently treasurer of the River House Shelter Advisory Board and a member of the Rotary Club of Gaylord.

Dr. Latuszek enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her friends.