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Jan. 17, 2006
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Regents approve 13 new staff appointments

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 13 staff at its regular meeting Jan. 17.

            Of the 13 appointments, six (46 percent) are female and seven (54 percent) are males. The group includes 10 Caucasians (77 percent), two African Americans (15 percent) and one Asian (8 percent).

            Those receiving appointments are:

Jonathon Riley, of Ypsilanti, communications coordinator, alumni relations. Before coming to Eastern Michigan, Riley handled a variety of Web site accounts for EDS Corporation from 1997-2005. These include GM, Bank of America, Dow Chemical and General Motors. Riley received his bachelor’s degree in graphic communication/illustration from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

William Saunders III, of Saginaw, supervisor, events promotions and production, Convocation Center operations. Most recently, Saunders was involved in marketing and events management/facilities operations at the Convocation Center and also has been interim director of marketing/events management there. Since 1990, Saunders has been a freelance actor, director and theatre practitioner for many university productions and theatre companies. Saunders received his master’s degree in drama/theatre for youth from Eastern Michigan University and his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Shannon Franklin, of Belleville, admissions adviser, admissions off-campus outreach. Frankin previously was a graduate assistant in the admissions office at Eastern Michigan University during the fall 2005 semester. Since April 2005, she has been a resident adviser for Alternatives for Girls in Detroit. Franklin received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Michigan University.

Others receiving appointments are:

William Fensch, of Grass Lake, appliance and refrigerator specialist, student affairs.

Michael Turner of Brighton, plumber/maintenance, student affairs.

Jerald Bidlack of Ypsilanti, foreperson, custodial services.

Nicole Dickens of Detroit, customer service representative II, continuing education – Livonia.

Kenneth Johnston of Rockwood, custodian, HDC support services-housing.

Tammy Kurtz, of Monroe, secretary II, continuing education – certification.

Frederick Lemble of Ann Arbor, custodian, HDC support services-housing.

Charisse Nilles, of Canton, secretary II, Center for Workforce Education.

Smitri Panjabi of Ann Arbor, course information systems specialist, continuing education regional programming-administration.

Nancy Schwartz, of Canton, secretary II, College of Education, Office of Academic Services.

Michael Turner of Brighton, plumber/maintenance, student affairs.

Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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