FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 EMUs 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 presidents 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 bachelors 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
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.