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Sept. 21 , 2007
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Higgins named associate dean for EMU's College of Business

YPSILANTILaVerne Higgins, Ph.D., of Fayetteville, NY, has been named associate dean for Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business.

LaVerne Higgins
LaVerne Higgins

Higgins comes to EMU from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, where she was chair of the department of industrial relations and human resource management.

While at LeMoyne, Higgins also served as interim dean of management in 2004. She joined the university in 1994 as an assistant professor.

Prior to joining LeMoyne, Higgins served as administrator of the Institute for Disabilities Studies at the University of Minnesota from 1987 – 1989, and was assistant dean for fiscal and administrative services for the Carlson School of Management at the university from 1981 - 1986.

She was a visiting professor at Beijing University in 2002, and a guest lecturer at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan in 2000.

Higgins earned a master’s in business administration from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate in human resource management/organizational behavior from the University of Oregon, Eugene.


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