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Jan. 19, 2007
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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Sidlik elected chair of EMU Board of Regents

YPSILANTI — Thomas Sidlik, a member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG, was elected chair of the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents Friday at its regular meeting.

Roy E. Wilbanks, former president and CEO of the EMU Foundation, was elected vice chair of the board.

Sidlik, of Ann Arbor, was appointed to the Board in 2004. He served as the vice chair since 2005.

Wilbanks, of Ypsilanti, was appointed to the Board in December 2004. Wilbanks serves as chair of the Athletic Affairs Committee.

Board bylaws provide that the chair and the vice chair are limited to one, two-year term. The next election will be in 2009.

Janice Stroh, EMU’s vice president for business and finance, was appointed treasurer to the board. Jackie Kurtz was appointed secretary to the Board. Rehmann Robson of Jackson was renamed as the University’s internal auditor.


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