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July 19 , 2005
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

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City of Ypsilanti honors Dr. Willis for service to Eastern Michigan University, community

YPSILANTI - The City of Ypsilanti will honor Dr. Craig Willis with a special proclamation at its city council meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at city hall.

“This is the first time we have done this for an EMU president in the 10 years I have been in office,” said Ypsilanti Mayor Cheryl Farmer. “It reflects how relations between the city and EMU are improving and what a real healing influence he has had on the campus and community. He has done some important things in a short time.”

         “We are delighted to have made new friends in Dr. and Mrs. Willis. Their outreach to the community continued to build the town-gown relationship, strengthening existing partnerships and building new ones. We wish them well in the future, in all they do,” said Brian Filipiak, city councilman for the Third Ward.

Willis was appointed interim president of EMU in August 2004 by the Board of Regents. He led the University while the search for a new president was conducted. Dr. John Fallon was chosen as the 21st president in March 2005 and took office July 18.

            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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