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Jan. 20, 2004
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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EMU regents approve 13 staff appointments

YPSILANTI --   The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 13 staff at its regular meeting Jan. 20.

Of the 13 appointments, there are seven females (54 percent) and six males (46 percent). The group includes 10 Caucasians (77 percent), two African-Americans (15 percent) and one Hispanic (8 percent).

Those receiving appointments are:

  • Jeff Genyk of Evanston, Ill., head football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Before coming to EMU, Genyk was an assistant coach for running backs/special teams and recruiting coordinator at Northwestern University from 1999-2003. During his time at Northwestern, which started in 1992, Genyk was an assistant coach for secondary/special teams, assistant coach linebackers/special teams and director of football operations. He earned his master's degree in education from Northwestern University and his bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.
  • Bradford Bush of Chelsea, assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Bush previously was head football coach at Chelsea High School from 1997-2003. His teams won four Southeastern Conference championships. Bush earned his bachelor's degree in history education from Eastern Michigan University. Bush also received his certification in physical education from Eastern Michigan University.
  • Scott Isphording of Springfield, Ohio,   assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Isphording previously was assistant head football coach at Wittenberg University from 2001-2003.   Isphording earned his master's degree in physical education from Fort Hays State University and his bachelor's degree in physical education and business administration from Hanover College.
  • Christopher Symington of Nolensville, Tenn., assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics.   Symington previously was an assistant football coach (offensive line) at Tennessee State University from 2000-2003. Prior to that, he coached the offensive line at Eastern Kentucky University from 1996-2000. Symington earned his bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Colorado.
  • Matthew MacPherson of Mount Vernon, Ohio, assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Before coming to EMU, MacPherson previously was an assistant football coach at Kenyon College in Ohio in 2003. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant football coach at Northwestern University from 2000-02. MacPherson earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical performance from DePauw University.

Others receiving appointments are:

  • Elizabeth Rebennack of Ypsilanti,   secretary II, Center for Quality.
  • Nancy Romick of Taylor,   secretary II, psychology.
  • Terry Adams of Grass Lake, custodian, custodial services.
  • Michael Harrell II of Ypsilanti, cook, dining services.
  • Sonya Collier of Inkster, site coordinator, ICARD.
  • Crystal Harris of Romulus, custodian, physical plant.
  • Claresta Stevens of Ypsilanti, accountant I, grant accounting.
  • Margaret Taylor of Ypsilanti, administrative assistant II, Human, Environmental and Consumer Resources (HECR).
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