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Oct. 9, 2007
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EMU regents announce members of presidential search advisory committee

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents announced today the names of members of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.

Committee co-chairs are Roy Wilbanks, vice chair, Board of Regents and Jim Stapleton, Board of Regents.

Other representatives are:

  • Glenda Price, retired president of Marygrove College in Detroit
  • Winnie Garrett, director of human resources, Washtenaw Intermediate School District
  • Russ Larson, president, Faculty Council
  • Kirk Profit, director, Governmental Consulting Services
  • Bert Greene, president, Emeritus Faculty Association
  • Robert Neely, associate provost and associate vice president for research at EMU
  • Eric Brown, president-elect of the EMU Alumni Association
  • William Morris, past chair, EMU Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Greg Jones, student body president
  • James Carroll, associate professor, physics, representing the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

“This is an exceptionally strong committee, both in terms of its diversity and experience,” said Thomas Sidlik, chair, Board of Regents. “The Board is confident in their ability of fulfilling the task of making recommendations for the Board’s ultimate consideration.”

The committee will host its first meeting Thursday, Oct. 11.

A request for proposal (RFP) has been issued for a presidential search firm, said Sidlik. Responses are due October 15. After reviewing the proposals, the Board of Regents will announce the selection.

For updated information, a presidential search website will be available November 1. The site location will be published on the EMU home page and in EMU Today.


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