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EMU regents approve one administrative appointment, four transfers

by Ward Mullens, Published October 19, 2010

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YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved one administrative appointment and four administrative transfers at its regular meeting Oct. 19.

    The administrative appointment is:

Elise Buggs, of Ann Arbor, was named program director of the Keys to Degrees Single Parent Program, effective Sept. 27. Previously, she was adjunct faculty in the health careers division at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn. Before that, Buggs was an instructor in Wayne State University's Department of Engineering from 2005-2010 and a guest lecturer in Oakland University's School of Nursing from 2005-2008. Buggs received her MBA from Davenport University in Dearborn and her bachelor's degree in sports management and communications from the University of Michigan.

    The administrative transfers are:

Rebecca Sipe, of Dexter, was named director of the Honors College, effective Aug. 1. Her position also includes tenure at the rank of professor. She was recipient of the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award in 2000 and Michigan Professor of the Year in 2003. She received her doctorate in education from Boston University; her master's degree in English education from the University of Alaska; and her bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina.

Muralidharan Nair, of Ypsilanti, was named dean of the College of Health and Human Services, effective July 1. His position also includes tenure at the rank of professor. Nair served as the interim associate dean in the College of Health and Human Services during 2008. Prior to that, he was director of the School of Health Promotion and Human Performance in 2006, and served as interim director in 2005. Nair received his doctorate in motor learning from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He received his master's degree in physical education and his bachelor's degree in geography, both from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

Joseph Csicsila, of Plymouth, was named interim department head of English language and literature, effective Sept. 30. His position also includes tenure at the rank of professor. In 2002, he was awarded the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching. His research interests include American literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries. His principal interests include Mark Twain, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett and William Faulkner. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Nevada Las Vegas; his master's degree from Auburn University; and his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Malverne Winborne, of Ann Arbor, was named director of the Charter Schools Program, effective Aug. 1. His position also includes tenure at the rank of professor. Previously, he was the associate director of the Charter Schools Program from 2002-2009 and interim director from 2009-2010. His professional experience includes a number of years spent as a researcher, college professor and management consultant in both the private and public sectors. He received his doctorate in education and psychology from the University of Michigan and his bachelor's degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.

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