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EMU Interim President Schatzel Appointed By Towson University

Dec 4, 2015

Eastern Michigan University today announced that Interim President Kim Schatzel will be moving on to the next chapter of her life as newly appointed President of Towson University, effective January 25, 2016. 

Shatzel has been serving as Interim President since Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at EMU since Susan Martin stepped down from the position in July of this year.

Commenting on the move to the Baltimore, MD area school, Schatzel said,

“I have great respect and admiration for the work we do at Eastern Michigan University, and for the many people I have had the pleasure to meet and work with. From students, to our wonderful faculty, our staff, leadership team and our wonderful network of alumni and supporters across the region, Eastern has been a wonderful place to call home. While I am saddened to be leaving so many good friends and colleagues, the opportunity to move closer to my family and my roots on the east coast, and to another outstanding institution such as Towson, was an opportunity I could not ignore.”

In a press release to the campus community, Eastern Michigan University Board Chair Mike Morris explained that Schatzel will remain in her role as interim president, provost and executive vice president of academic and student affairs, and that a new interim president and interim provost will be announced soon.

The announcement comes amid EMU's search process for a full time president.

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