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Feb. 9 , 2006
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EMU selects new vice president for university advancement

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University President John A. Fallon, III announced today that Darryl Sczepanski, vice president for advancement at Kettering University, was selected to be EMU’s next vice president for university advancement and the executive director of the EMU Foundation. Sczepanski fills a position vacated when Stuart Starner left the University to accept a fundraising position in Texas.

 
Darryl Sczepanski
Darryl Sczepanski
“I am very excited to have Darryl join our staff. He has a proven track record of success and the skills and vision to move the University’s advancement efforts forward,” Fallon said.

Sczepanski has more than 30 years of experience in capital campaign planning and management, major gift fund raising and alumni relations. He started his career at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska as director of college relations and has served in a variety of advancement positions including: news bureau director at Michigan Technological University; director of university relations at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; a college-based fund raiser at the University of Colorado-Boulder; alumni and development director at Marquette University, and associate vice president for development at Illinois Institute of Technology.

He was named vice president for university advancement at Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) in 1998. Sczepanski is credited with helping to revitalize a struggling $60 million capital campaign that was stalled at $34 million and turning it into a $100 million success story by Dec. 2001. In recognition of this progress, Kettering received the 2002 CASE Circle of Excellence in Educational Fund Raising Award, Improvement Category.

“This is an exciting opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with President Fallon, staff and faculty, the Foundation Trustees and Board of Regents to help chart a new development course for EMU,” Sczepanski said. “I’ve already begun to learn as much as I can about the rich history and traditions of EMU and the Ypsilanti community.”

Sczepanski received his B.S. in journalism and business administration from Central Michigan University in 1972, and a M.A. in public relations from Ball State University in 1973. He and his wife Nancy have three children Dawn, 25; Robyn, 18; and Matthew, 13.

            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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