About Kim Schatzel, Ph.D.

Interim President, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

On July 8, 2015, the title of "interim president" was added to Kim Schatzel's duties. Schatzel has been provost and executive vice president of academic and student affairs since 2012.

As provost and executive vice president, Kim Schatzel leads Eastern Michigan University's Division of Academic and Student Affairs and its more than 200 degree programs in five colleges. She also oversees the functions of enrollment management and information technology.

Her office is overseeing the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Degree Completion and Retention (DCR) Plan, which has been developed to address both retention and graduation rates in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. The plan focuses on five areas of practice, process, and policy that both scholarly and practitioner research find have great impact on degree completion and retention.

The five areas are:

  • Academic & Student Preparedness
  • Enrollment Policies
  • Financial Aid Policies & Incentives
  • Advising & Student Support
  • Curriculum Structure & Delivery

In addition, the plan includes targeted initiatives aimed at two demographic segments of the student population: Men of Color and Single Parents.

She received a doctorate in business administration from Michigan State University - Eli Broad Graduate School of Management in 1999. Her research and teaching interests include innovation, new product success, and marketing communications.

In January 2012 she came to Eastern after serving as dean of the College of Business at U-M Dearborn. She joined U-M Dearborn in 2000 and held several leadership positions until being named dean.

Her corporate experience includes more than 20 years of new venture and start-up experience. This includes serving as Founding President and COO, and later CEO of a multinational industrial firm employing more than 1,500 people on four continents.

She is a member of the Board of the Directors and Chair the Audit Committee for Health Alliance Plan (HAP) and also serves on the Audit and Finance Committee for Henry Ford Health Systems.

She has lived in Michigan for 30 years. Her family includes her husband, Trevor Iles, an entrepreneur and Michigan business owner; her son, Matthew and his wife, Katie; and daughter Katie.