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Nov. 19, 2007
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Gov. Granholm appoints Mohamed Okdie to EMU Board of Regents

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University’s newest regent is Mohamed Okdie, 58, a school social worker for Detroit Public School System.

Okdie replaces Ismael Ahmed, who resigned to lead the Michigan Department of Human Services. Okdie, who was appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, will serve a term which expires Dec. 31, 2008.

Okdie received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University.

Prior to working for the Detroit Public School System, Okdie was a psychiatric social worker at Detroit Receiving Hospital and was a community liaison for Congressman John Conyers.

The EMU Board of Regents is composed of eight volunteers who are appointed by the Governor. The next Board of Regents meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 27.



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