By David Fair
Ypsilanti, MI – The longest-serving chair of the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents, Phillip Incarnati, is resigning the chair, effective immediately.
Incarnati is also the chairman and CEO of McLaren Health Care Corporation. In a letter to EMU board members, Incarnati cited increased work responsibilities at McLaren as his reason for resigning the chair, though he will remain an EMU Regent.
Incarnati was first appointed to the EMU board in 1992 by then-Governor John Engler. He was re-appointed to an eight-year term in 1995 and again in 2003. He was first elected chair of the EMU board in 1995 as re-elected each year since then.
The Board of Regents is expected to elect a new chair at its June 21st meeting.