President Smith

President James Smith

James M. Smith, Ph.D. is the 23rd president of Eastern Michigan University. He began his duties July 1, 2016.

Smith brings a wealth of experience to EMU, including expertise in economic development and educational leadership and a penchant for collaboration between campus and community.

  • about

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  • Strategic Plan

    EMU is engaged in a strategic planning process that engages all members of its community.

  • Degree Completion and Retention Plan

    The Degree Completion and Retention (DCR) Plan includes seven areas of focus. 

  • President's reports

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