FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 3, 2001

CONTACT: Pamela Young

pamela.young@emich.edu

734.487.4400


GOVERNOR ENGLER APPOINTS BUSINESSMAN STEVEN GORDON

TO EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS

 

YPSILANTI - Steven G. Gordon, of Bloomfield Hills, was appointed to the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents by Governor John Engler May 2. His term expires Dec. 31, 2006.

An EMU alumnus, Gordon is president and CEO of Signature Associates ONCOR International, a commercial real estate group in Southfield. He replaces Donna Milhouse, of Detroit, who resigned in Feb. 2000 after being appointed judge for the 36th District Court.

"I accepted the position because Eastern Michigan is a big part of my history," said Gordon. "The university provided me with the direction and drive to become successful and it gave me the work ethic and commitment to get my goals accomplished."

Gordon, 45, earned his bachelor of business administration degree from Eastern Michigan in 1980. A successful businessman, he has been one of the top producing real estate brokers in southeastern Michigan for more than 20 years. Gordon was named 1998 Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year by the Future Business Owners Club at Eastern Michigan's College of Business.

He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and the Society for Industrial and Office Realtors. He also serves on the boards of the Livonia Heart Association, the EMU College of Business and The Beaumont Foundation, and is chairman of the board for the North American Division of ONCOR International.

The Board of Regents is responsible for enacting, amending and repealing rules and bylaws for the conduct of the Board's business and for the government of the institution.

Eastern Michigan University (www.emich.edu) is a four-year, comprehensive metropolitan university committed to the needs of its students and communities through teaching, research and service. EMU offers more than 200 programs in the arts, sciences and professions through traditional classroom settings, on-site continuing education classes and on-line courses. EMU is the fifth largest university in Michigan, serving 24,000 students from around the world and offers undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate programs.

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