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June 19, 2007
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EMU regents approve one administrative professional appointment, one transfer

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved one administrative appointment and one administrative transfer at its regular meeting June 19.

One person was approved as an administration appointment:

Byron Bond, of Richmond, Ky., dean of continuing education and professor of communication and theatre arts. Previously, Bond was dean of continuing education and outreach at Eastern Kentucky University from 2002-2007.  He was executive director of the Division of Lifelong Learning at Indiana State University from 1998-2002. Bond received his doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Indiana State University; his master’s degree in speech from Ball State University; and his bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre arts from Kalamazoo College.

One person received an administrative transfer:

Robert Neely, of Ypsilanti, was named associate provost and associate vice president for research, effective  May 1. Previously, Neely was in both positions in an interim capacity since 2005. From 2003-2005, Neely was associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Neely, who came to EMU in 1982,  also has been a department head, graduate program director and professor, all in the department of biology. At one time, he also was district director of the North Central Region of Beta Beta Beta and a visiting assistant professor of botany from Iowa State University. Neely received his doctorate in botany — wetland plant ecology from Iowa State University; his master’s degree in biology (limnology) from Baylor University; and his bachelor’s degree from Southwest Baptist College in biology.


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