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Jan. 17, 2007
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Governor appoints four new regents to Eastern Michigan University board

YPSILANTI — Governor Jennifer Granholm announced the appointment of four new regents to Eastern Michigan University’s governing board, and the reappointment of another Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The four new regents are:

Ismael Ahmed, of Dearborn, executive director of the Arab Community for Economic & Social Services. Ahmed is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2008. He succeeds Jan A. Brandon, who resigned.

Gary D. Hawks, of Okemos, retired. Hawks was the vice president of University Relations at EMU from 1972-1981. He is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2010. He succeeds Sharon J. Rothwell, who resigned.

Francine Parker, of St. Clair Shores, president and CEO of Health Alliance Plan. Parker is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.  She succeeds Joseph E. Antonini, whose term has expired.

James F. Stapleton, of Ann Arbor, president and CEO of B&R Consultants. Stapleton is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2008.  He succeeds Karen Quinlan Valvo, who resigned.

Floyd Clack, former Michigan state representative and retired teacher and counselor at Flint Community Schools, was reappointed. Clack, of Flint, will  represent the general public for a term expiring December 31, 2014.

The other members of the EMU Board of Regents are Tom Sidlik (interim chair), a member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG; Philip Incarnati, the CEO of McLaren Health Care Corp. in Flint; and Roy Wilbanks, former vice president of University Relations at EMU.

The next meeting of the board is Friday, Jan. 19.

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