FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 15, 2001
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
GOVERNOR APPOINTS VALVO, RE-APPOINTS BRANDON
TO EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS
YPSILANTI - Karen Valvo, of Ypsilanti, was appointed to the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents by Governor John Engler March 15. Jan Brandon, of Ann Arbor, was re-appointed to the Board. Both terms expire Dec. 31, 2008.
Valvo, a graduate of EMU, replaces Col. William J. Stephens, who became a regent in 1996.
"I think education is the cornerstone of society and that EMU is the premier education university in the state," said Valvo, a partner at David Fantera, PC, in Ann Arbor. "I think the University is a tremendous aspect of the Ypsilanti community. This is a wonderful opportunity."
Valvo, 46, earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Eastern Michigan University in 1993. She earned her law degree from the University of Toledo in 1997.
James Clifton, who served on EMU's Board from 1989-1996, was the last regent from Ypsilanti.
Brandon, who graduated from EMU in 1987, was appointed to the Board in April 2000. Brandon was appointed to replace Carl Pursell, who retired.
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.