Interim President, Donald Loppnow

Donald Loppnow, who served Eastern Michigan University for 40 years as professor, provost and interim president before retiring in 2014, is again interim president of EMU.

Loppnow will serve as interim president while Eastern conducts a national search for its 23rd president, which is expected to be completed this spring. His appointment as interim president will continue until the start date of the new President’s appointment.

The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents has elected James M. Smith as the University’s 23rd president. Smith will assume the duties on July 1, 2016. Smith’s election follows a national search process that began in April 2015.

Learn more about the selection of Dr. James M. Smith.

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