Nov. 15, 2002
Contact: Ward Mullens

EMU’s President Kirkpatrick Elected to NASULGC Board,
Chair of Commission on the Urban Agenda

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University President Samuel A. Kirkpatrick has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). He also has been elected to a two-year term as the chair of NASULGC’s Commission on the Urban Agenda.

Founded in 1887, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is the nation's oldest higher education association. NASULGC has about 200 members, including campuses located in all 50 states, the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. NASULGC's mission is to support excellence in teaching, research and public service.

"We now have a leadership role in an organization that promotes and shapes policy about higher education in the national arena,” said Kirkpatrick, EMU’s 19th president. “This opportunity can only strengthen this institution and its position as a national higher education leader.”

Eastern Michigan University ( 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.