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April 18, 2006
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Loppnow appointed provost, vice president for academic affairs for EMU

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s President John Fallon has appointed Don Loppnow provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective immediately.

Loppnow, 60, has served as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs since Sept. 17, 2004, when former provost Paul Schollaert resigned.

“Eastern Michigan University is fortunate to have someone with Don’s leadership skills,” said John Fallon, president of EMU. “He has served the University in a number of leadership roles over the years, and has done an outstanding job as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.”

"I am honored and grateful to serve in this leadership role and will continue to enthusiastically support our faculty and staff as we serve EMU's students, alumni and the broader community," said Loppnow.

Prior to his appointment as interim provost, Loppnow was senior executive for strategic planning and continuous improvement. He briefly served as acting president of the University in August 2004.

In his nearly 32 years at EMU, Loppnow has served the University in many capacities. From 1997-2001, he was the associate vice president for extended learning and was named senior executive for strategic planning and continuous improvement in 2002.  He also served as department head for social work, interim director of the office of research and development, coordinator for the social work program and professor of social work.

Loppnow has a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from the University of Wisconsin; a master’s in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.; and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Michigan.

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.


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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