October 11, 2000

CONTACT: Nancy Mida



YPSILANTI: Two new trustees joined the Eastern Michigan University Foundation Board of Trustees, and six current trustees had their terms extended at the Board's Oct. 5 meeting. All serve as volunteers, with terms beginning July 1, 2000.


DAVID L. DILES, athletics director at EMU, holds a doctorate in education from the University of Michigan and was vice president and director of athletics at St. Bonaventure University in New York before joining Eastern Michigan's administration.

EARL H. POTTER, III, recently appointed dean of EMU's College of Business, holds a doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of Washington and most recently served as professor and dean, School of Management, Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass.

Diles and Potter were appointed to three-year terms by EMU President Samuel Kirkpatrick.

Re-elected were:

ANN BLACK, EMU class of 1979 and president of Renaissance Financial Group

of Ann Arbor.

EDWIN JAKEWAY, EMU class of 1958 and partner with Jakeway, Jakeway,

Jakeway, P.C. of Grand Blanc.

EDMUND J. SIKORSKI, JR, attorney in Ann Arbor.

ANTHONY L. SNODDY, EMU class of 1973 and president of Exemplar

Manufacturing Co. of Ypsilanti.

PATRICK J. DOYLE, EMU class of 1992 and vice president for Business and Finance

at EMU.

JUANITA H. REID, EMU class of 1975 and vice president for University Relations

at EMU.


Robert A. DeMattia, chairman of the board, DeMattia Group of Plymouth, and Philip A. Incarnati, EMU classes of 1976, '82 and president of McLaren Health Care Corporation of Flint, will continue to represent the EMU Board of Regents on the Foundation Board.


The EMU Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation that increases private support and manages endowment assets for the benefit of Eastern Michigan University.