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Company Overview of Eastern Michigan University

Company Overview

Eastern Michigan University offers educational services. The institution provides bachelors and masters degrees. It offers courses in accounting, actuarial science and economics, administrative management, advertising and sales promotion, anthropology, arts management, biochemistry, and biology. Additionally, the institute provides courses in chemistry, computer science, cytogenetics, geography, health administration, interior design, literature, mathematics, paralegal studies, and social sciences. It was founded in 1849 and is based in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

217 Strong Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

United States

Founded in 1849



Key Executives for Eastern Michigan University

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Board of Regents
Chief of Operations
Provost and Executive Vice President
Age: 65
Interim Chief Government Relations Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Eastern Michigan University Key Developments

Eastern Michigan University Reaches Tentative Agreement with Maintenance and Food Service Workers on Three-Year Contract

Eastern Michigan University and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 25 and Local 3866 have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract effective July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019. The contract calls for a 2% pay increase during the first two years, and a 1% increase in the third year. Other aspects of the agreement include hospitalization and medical coverage under the University's health care plans, improved overtime provisions, retirement benefits, call-in pay and increased shift differential pay. The agreement was ratified by a vote of the union on June 13, 2016. The Board of Regents will vote on the agreement at its regular meeting on June 21, 2016.

Eastern Michigan University Announces Executive Changes

James Michael Smith was named the 23rd president of Eastern Michigan University. The Ypsilanti school approved Smith to take over the spot. Smith is currently the president of Northern State University in South Dakota. Smith's contract will be for five years. Smith has been with Northern State since July 1, 2009. He came to Northern State from Bowling Green State University, where he had been the vice president for economic development. Prior to that position, he had been dean of BGSU Firelands, the only regional campus of Bowling Green State University, Smith will replace Donald Loppnow, who is filling in for Kim Schatzel, who herself was serving as interim president to replace Susan Martin, who left last summer. Schatzel, who also was the school's provost, left in January to become president at Towson University.

Eastern Michigan University Announces Change in President

Eastern Michigan University announced that its board appointed Donald Loppnow, who worked for Eastern for more than 40 years, as the interim president. It's the third time he's served in the role. Loppnow replaces Kim Schatzel, who herself was serving as interim president to replace Susan Martin, who left this past summer. Schatzel, who also is the school's provost, is leaving in January to become president at Towson University. Loppnow has a long history with the university. He was the founder, professor and department chair for the school of social work. He also served as provost, vice president of advancement and executive director of the school's foundation.

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