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August 4 , 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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Brighton resident appointed interim dean at Eastern Michigan University

YPSILANTI — Deb deLaski-Smith, interim dean of Eastern Michigan University’s Graduate School, has been appointed interim dean of the College of Health and Human Services effective Aug. 1. In addition to her new responsibilities, deLaski-Smith will continue to oversee some of the activities in the Graduate School.

A resident of Brighton, deLaski-Smith joined EMU in 1978 as an associate professor in interior designwith an emphasis in environments for aging and disabled populations.

During her tenure at EMU, she has served as associate dean for student affairs in the graduate school; faculty associate in graduate studies and research and acting director of the gerontology program.

A graduate of Adrian College, deLaski-Smith earned her master’s degree and a doctorate from Michigan State University.


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