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Snyder makes appointments to Eastern Michigan University board of regents

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Dennis Beagen, of Northville, and Michelle Crumm, of Ann Arbor, and to the Eastern Michigan University board of regents.

The eight-person board is the governing body of the University.

"Michelle and Dennis are experienced professionals and will represent Eastern Michigan University well and I thank them for their dedication to the Eagle community," said Snyder.

Beagen is communications professor at Eastern Michigan University where he previously served as acting associate provost, interim dean of continuing education, professor of communication, department head of the Department of Communication, and executive associate to provost for advancement. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and an ABD from Wayne State University. He replaces Floyd Clack.

Crumm is CEO of Present Value and co-founder and chief business officer of Adaptive MaterialsInc. She also worked in auditing at both Kellogg Co. and Plante and Moran. Crumm was named 2011 Executive of the Year from, 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. She replaces Francine Parker.

Appointees will serve eight-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.


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Dennis Beagan 

Michelle Crumm