The Finnish Council of America elected John Niska as its new president this past May. Niksa was raised on a beef and horse farm in Green, MI, just west of Ontonagon. His parents were bilingual and often spoke Finnish in his home, shared in Finnish customs and were very proud of their Finnish heritage. Niska went to Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree and worked in the education realm until his retirement from
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In 2018 Finlandia University officially welcomed five new members to its Board of Trustees.
“This new cohort reflects those qualities that have marked those who have served in the past: a tenacious resolve and unyielding dedication to advance Finlandia’s vision and see it thrive,” Finlandia University President Philip Johnson said.
The latest additions bring to Finlandia’s governing body a promising blend of professional acumen, leadership experience and deep personal affinities.Stephen Nikander
Stephen Nikander, the great grandson of Rev. Juho Kustaa Nikander, who served [...]