Aug. 14, 2003
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

EMU’s Bunsis Appointed Faculty Athletic Representative

YPSILANTI – Howard Bunsis, professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University,
has been appointed Faculty Athletic Representative for the University.

As Faculty Athletic Representative, Bunsis will represent EMU and its faculty in the
University’s relationships with the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Mid-
American Conference (MAC). He will report to Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, president of Eastern
Michigan University.

Bunsis’ responsibilities will include monitoring the athletics program to ensure compliance
with MAC and NCAA rules and regulations; administering the coaches’ off-campus recruiting
certification test; and representing EMU at all appropriate MAC, NCAA and Faculty Athletics
Representative Association (FARA) meetings. He will also participate regularly in activities
sponsored by the athletics department and provide an annual written report of accomplishments to
the President.

A Faculty Athletics Representative serves a three-year, renewable term and receives one-
quarter release time from his or her faculty duties during the academic year. The representative must
be a current regular member of the EMU faculty or an administrator with faculty rank; have a
doctorate or equivalent terminal degree; be willing to travel; have knowledge of the programs and
activities associated with the athletics department; and be familiar with NCAA and MAC rules and

Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive, metropolitan 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.