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Meet the 2018-2019 Executive Board 



LaMarcus D. Howard Ph.D., BFSA President

LaMarcus D. Howard is the Director of the Disability Resource Center, and previously served as Coordinator of Academic Success and Support Services at the Holman Success Center and as an Academic Adviser in the Parker Advising Center. LaMarcus earned bachelor's (social work) and master's (educational leadership, student affairs) degrees from Central Michigan University.

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TaQuinda Johnson, BFSA Vice President 

PR is more than just a career, it's a calling" is the statement that TaQuinda Johnson lives by. TaQuinda began her career in the world of public relations in 2002 while finishing her degree as a public relations student at EMU. After graduating, her journey began through the implementation of grassroots marketing and public relations for a local Christian production company, which resulted in catching the eye of local and national artists within the industry. Her experience spans from non-profit, faith-based and lifestyle brands working with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, GM Minority Dealers Association and Mastery Technologies to name a few prior to returning home to EMU. 
Currently serving as the Social Media Specialist for the Division of Communications, she manages the online presence of the university, creates social media strategies and tactics focusing on new student enrollment and current student, alumni, faculty and staff engagement. 

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Marlene Thomas, BFSA Treasurer

Marlene Thomas is a Library Assistant III, joined the EMU family on January 1996 as a student, while raising her three children. She was hired full time on July 24, 2000. As a member of the Halle Library staff, Marlene has worked in five different departments. Marlene has two degrees from EMU: a bachelor’s degree in Accounting Information Systems and a graduate certificate in Human Resources Management. She has been a mentor for 13 years for the Summer Incentive Program (SIP) helping incoming freshmen get acclimated to campus during the summer, and is the Treasurer for BFSA. She also volunteers her time with the EMU Heart Walk and at her church.

Marlene’s children are now adults: her son has two girls and is trying to finish college; the oldest daughter had a baby in September 2015 and is trying to finish college. The youngest daughter recently graduated from the Douglas Aveda Institute. Marlene was married in October 2014 to a wonderful man who has a son; together they have a dog (Mr. Kibbles).

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