FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 14, 2003
Contact: Ward Mullens
EMUs Diles named campus United Way campaign chair
YPSILANTI Dave Diles, director of intercollegiate athletics at
Eastern Michigan University, will lead the Universitys 2003 United Way
campaign. Diles was selected by Samuel Kirkpatrick, president, to succeed Earl
Potter, dean of the College of Business.
For the past two years under Earls leadership, the University has
shown a positive growth in not only the amount of dollars contributed but also
in the percentage of faculty and staff participating in the campaign. Im
positive that Dave will provide the leadership and enthusiasm to keep this momentum
going, Kirkpatrick said.
Within the next several weeks, a campus-wide steering committee will be assembled
to help Diles identify and implement campaign strategies, Kirkpatrick said.
The United Way makes an immeasurable difference in our community. I am
proud to be asked to lead EMUs efforts, Diles said.
The Washtenaw United Way raised more than $8,353,000 during the 2002 campaign.
The 2003 campaign kicks off Sept. 9, 2003 with the annual Day of Caring. Cathy
Lower, director of University licensing, and Cynthia Ellis, assistant director
of special events, will serve as EMU co-chairs for that event.