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Governor Rick Snyder Appoints Two New Eastern Michigan University Regents

Eastern Michigan University
Michelle Crumm (L), Dennis Beagen (R) join EMU's Board of Regents.

A former Eastern Michigan University professor and the co-founder of an Ann Arbor based business will be joining EMU's Board of Regents.

Dennis Beagan retired as a communications professor in 2012.  He previously served as acting associate provost, interim dean of continuing education, head of the Department of Communication, and executive associate to provost for advancement.  He earned a bachelor's degree from EMU, a master's degree from the University of Michigan, and an ABD from Wayne State University.

Michelle Crumm is CEO of Present Value and the co-founder and chief business officer of Adaptive Materials. She also worked in auditing at both Kellogg and Plante and Moran.  Crumm was named 2011 Executive of the year from AnnArbor.com, Most Influential Women by Crain's Detroit Business, one of Enterprising Women's Women of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young.  Crumm earned a bachelor's degree from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

The pair will join the Board of Regents in January, pending consent by the senate. Their terms last through 2022.

Beagen and Crumm replace Francine Parker and Floyd Clack who's board terms expire at the end of the year.

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