by Geoff Larcom, Published January 31, 2013
Kim Schatzel, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Health Alliance Plan of Michigan.
Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is a nonprofit, regional health plan based in Detroit that provides health coverage to individuals and companies. HAP is a subsidiary of the Henry Ford Health System.
Schatzel was appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Henry Ford system. Her duties will include active participation in board matters and philanthropic support.
Schatzel came to Eastern in January 2012 after serving as dean of the College of Business at U-M Dearborn. She joined U-M Dearborn in 2000 and held several leadership positions until being named dean.
Schatzel's corporate experience includes more than 20 years of new venture and start-up experience. This includes serving as Founding President and COO, and later CEO of ICM/Krebsoge, North America's largest powdered metal components manufacturer - a multinational industrial firm employing more than 1,500 people on four continents.
Schatzel is a professor of marketing at Eastern Michigan University's College of Business, and has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels in the United States and internationally on topics such as new product development, new venture creation, high technology marketing and management of technology.
As provost and vice president, Schatzel leads Eastern's Division of Academic and Student Affairs and its more than 200 degree programs in five colleges. She also oversees the functions of enrollment management and information technology.