Susan Martin

President Susan Martin
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   July 7th, 2015 is Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin’s last day in office.  She leaves EMU 7 years to the day she started in the position.  She says it has been an emotional and moving experience as she steps down but after a one year sabbatical will return as an Eastern professor.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with President Martin, and you can hear the interview here:


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With the departure of Eastern Michigan University's president less than 3 weeks away the search for a permanent replacement is getting underway.

 

 

Susan Martin
Eastern Michigan University

In a surprise announcement at a public University Strategic Plan and Financial Update session, Eastern Michigan University President, Susan Martin, stated she will step down, on July 7, 2015, and return to teaching. WEMU's David Fair has a complete interview with President Martin.


Susan Martin
Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Susan Martin is the first-ever female President at Eastern Michigan University. On July 7th, the seventh anniversary of assuming the Presidency, Martin will step away from the job.


EMU Board of Regents Protest
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Despite objections from many in the Eastern Michigan University community, a partnership with the controversial statewide school district designed to turn-around the worst schools in Michigan will continue.  


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Eastern Michigan faculty, students and alumni continue to call for the university to cut ties with the Education Achievement Authority.  A 2011 inter-local agreement with EMU allowed the creation of the district designed to take over struggling schools. There are continuing concerns and some of those are now coming from members of the board of regents.


EMU President Susan Martin
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Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin will remain the school's leader through at least the end of the 2015-16 school year.  The board of regents Tuesday approved a one year extension to her contract.


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Eastern Michigan University is increasing funding for public safety and financial aid next school year.  The board of regents today approved a $301.9 million general fund budget.  


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Some Students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University continue to speak out against the university’s contract with the Education Achievement Authority. 

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Some stomachs may be hurting this morning, but the FLY Children’s Art Center is in a better position thanks to the first ever Wurst Challenge at Ypsilanti’s Wurst bar. 

Eastern Michigan University officials hope to avoid using reserves to balance the budget this school year despite student credit hours dipping slightly.  E-M-U officials gave the campus community an update on the budget and strategic plan Tuesday. 

Hundreds of educators and others have signed a petition asking Eastern Michigan University to sever ties with the Education Achievement Authority.  Some of these people spoke against the partnership at Tuesday's board of regents meeting.  

Chair of the board of regents Francine Parker says administration needs to listen to the concerns and work to ensure all E-M-U students can find student teaching positions.

Steve Camron is a special education professor and chair of the College of Education Council.  Camron says the E-A-A connection is hurting E-M-U education students beyond the student teacher boycott.  He says the E-A-A's use of Teach for America Candidates with less training makes EMU grads unable to compete for teaching positions.

President Susan Martin says she is closely listening to faculty and student concerns and trying to get more information.  She says it's unfortunate E-M-U students are being punished and great educators are struggling to find student teaching positions.  Martin says the E-A-A however is one of many creative efforts to address under performing schools and it makes sense for E-M-U to be part of the effort.

The regents approved Provost Kim Schatzel's appointment to the E-A-A board.

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WEMU's David Fair talks with Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin about a historic Freshman class.