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July 16, 2007
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

EMU Board of Regents announce personnel changes

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents voted unanimously to terminate the contract of President John A. Fallon at a special meeting today.

The board wishes to thank Dr. Fallon for his contributions and service to the University and wishes him the best in future endeavors.

Don Loppnow, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will lead EMU on an interim basis. Loppnow will chair an executive council consisting of Freman Hendrix, Joseph Pollack and Janice Stroh.

Loppnow served as the acting president in 2004 before Dr. Craig Willis was named interim. Before being named senior executive for strategic planning in 2002, Loppnow served EMU in many capacities. From 1997-2001, he was the associate vice president for extended learning. In his 30 years at EMU, Loppnow also has served as department head for social work, interim director of the office of research development, coordinator for the social work program and professor.


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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