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March 24, 2005
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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EMU President Willis announces administrative changes

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University President Craig Willis announced today that Steven Holda, assistant to the vice president for business and finance, will serve as interim director of finance and interim treasurer to the Board of Regents effective April 11, 2005. Holda replaces John Beaghan, vice president for business and finance, who resigned to accept a similar position at Oakland University.

"We are fortunate in Steve to have an administrator who understands the budget process, knows state financing and is respected across campus. I'm confident that he will provide outstanding leadership for the finance area while the University conducts a national search for a vice president," Willis said.

Willis said that Holda and the Human Resources and Physical Plant departments would report directly to him during the interim period. "I believe these changes will provide great continuity of leadership while also providing president-elect John Fallon with the flexibility to evaluate how these functions can best serve the University in the future," Willis said.

A search committee for a permanent vice president will begin immediately. Courtney McAnuff, vice president for enrollment services, will chair the committee. Members include: Rita Abent, executive director for marketing and communications; Donald Loppnow, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs; Juanita Reid, vice president for university relations; Thomas Stevick, interim vice president for advancement; Jim Vick, vice president for student affairs; Anthony Catner, associate vice president for business and finance - facilities; Howard Bunsis, president of the AAUP; Daryl Barton, president of the Faculty Council; Susan Kattelus, professor of accounting and finance; Fraya Wagner-Marsh, department head and professor of management; Edward Davis, II, president of student government, and Rick Clifford, president of AFSCME.

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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