Corey Northrop

Board Vice-Chair
Executive Director, The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University

Corey was named the executive director of the Center in March 2019 after more than 10 years of service to the organization. He began as the director of fiscal performance and accountability and also served as one of the Center’s deputy directors. As deputy director, Corey led several areas of the Center including, the charter application process, new school development, general administration, information technology and university relations. Most recently, Corey served as the Center’s interim executive director.

A 2010 graduate of the Michigan Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Program, Corey has been a champion for students during his tenure at the Center, ensuring that the children of Michigan have quality educational options. He was also a member of the 2016-17 National Association of Charter School Authorizers Leaders Program.

Prior to joining the Center, Corey was an auditor with Plante Moran. He is a certified public accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University, both in business administration.