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June 20 , 2006
CONTACT: Leigh Soltis

EMU Regents approve three transfer appointments

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved three transfer appointments of current administrative/professionals at its regular meeting June 20.

Those receiving appointments to return to the faculty are:

Heather Holmes, of Gregory, associate professor, chemistry, effective May 1. Holmes previously was  acting director  of EMU’s Honors College. Holmes received her doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Eastern Michigan University.

Charles Monsma, of Ann Arbor, associate professor, political science, effective April 16. Monsma has served as director for the Institute for Community and Regional Development (ICARD) since 1984. Monsma received his doctorate in political science and his master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of Michigan. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Calvin College.

One person was moved to an interim appointment.

Morell Boone, of Ypsilanti, was named interim dean of the College of Technology, effective  May 1. Before taking the interim post, Boone was  director of the School of Technology Studies. Boone received both his doctorate in instructional design, development and evaluation; and his master’s degree in library and information studies from Syracuse University. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Kutztown State College in Kutztown, Pa.


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