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Dec. 14 , 2004
CONTACT: Pam Young
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EMU presidential search continues with listening sessions

YPSILANTIThe search for a president for Eastern Michigan University continues with 20 listening sessions scheduled Dec. 15-17 for faculty, staff students and the local community. The forums, which will last approximately one hour, are scheduled on campus and at the EMU Foundation offices on Huron Street.

Dr. Ann Hasselmo, managing director of Academic Search Consultation Service, a presidential search firm based in Washington D.C., will direct the sessions, in which participants can share their ideas, perspectives and considerations regarding the new president.

“These listening sessions are important because they provide a forum for the EMU and local communities to suggest qualities important to consider when reviewing candidates for this position,” said Dennis Beagen, head of the department of communication and theatre arts and committee chair of the Regents Advisory Committee. “The advisory committee will then use the information to help the Regents determine the necessary qualifications for the next EMU president.

“Dr. Hasselmo’s extensive background in education and management will greatly contribute to the search process,” said Beagen. “She was president of Hendrix College for ten years; was a fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE); served as a department head and dean; and was an award-winning faculty member.”

The Regents Advisory Committee, which is composed of administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni, is pleased with the quality of candidates nominated so far, according to Beagen. The committee will review resumes later in January.

An updated list of scheduled listening sessions is posted on the presidential search web site at www.emich.edu/presidentialsearch/listening.html. Open forum sessions for faculty and staff are Weds., Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. and Thurs., Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.; an open forum for students is Thurs., Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.; and an informal follow-up meeting for the Ypsilanti community is Weds., Dec. 15 at 4 p.m.

For those who are unable to attend the sessions or would prefer to use an online forum, the online comment form is here: www.emich.edu/presidentialsearch/commentform.html.

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.


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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