Aug. 21, 2003
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

Beaghan appointed interim vice president for business and finance at EMU

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University President Samuel Kirkpatrick has appointed John Beaghan interim vice president for business and finance, effective Sept. 6. Beaghan, who has served as EMU’s controller for the past five years, replaces Patrick Doyle, who is retiring after 24 years of service.

“John has done an exceptional job as controller. This is a natural progression and I am confident that he can keep EMU moving forward during these uncertain economic times,” said Kirkpatrick. A national search will be conducted to fill the vice president’s position.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity and challenge of serving EMU in this capacity,” said Beaghan, 42, of Farmington.

Daniel Cooper, director of financial services for EMU, will assume the responsibilities as interim assistant vice president and controller. Cooper, 57, has been at EMU since 1990. He earned his MBA from the University of Montana in 1974 and is a certified management accountant.

Beaghan joined EMU in 1991 as assistant controller. He was named controller for EMU in 1998. In 2002, he was promoted to assistant vice president and controller.

Before coming to EMU, Beaghan worked in financial operations as an accounting supervisor at the University of Michigan for eight years.
Beaghan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1983 and his MBA from EMU in 1988. He also is a certified management accountant.

Among his professional activities, Beaghan has served as a board member for Eagle Crest Management Corp. since 2000.

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.