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March 6, 2007
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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President Fallon appoints Karen Simpkins as acting vice president for student affairs

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University President John A. Fallon has appointed Karen L. Simpkins as acting vice president for student affairs.

            Jim Vick, vice president for student affairs, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

            Simpkins, who has been at EMU since 1976, has been the interim associate vice president for human resources since 2006. Previously she was associate vice president for student affairs and director of student judicial services at EMU.

            Simpkins received her juris doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law and her master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.



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