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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control

Thursday, July 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Patrick McInnis, of Commerce Township, and Vicki Rupp, of Saginaw, to the Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control.

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

"Patrick and Vicki have distinguished professional backgrounds and will be great assets to the university," Snyder said.

McInnis is CEO of wall graphic manufacturer Fathead, LLC, and has more than 23 years of service within the Quicken Loans family of companies, including serving as president and COO of Quicken Loans. McInnis earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Saginaw Valley State University. He replaces Jeffrey Martin.

Rupp is the corporate service management director for DOW Chemical and has been with the company for 23 years. She is involved with Habitat for Humanity, student counseling in STEM careers and Emmaus House of Saginaw. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business chemistry from Saginaw Valley State University and attended the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. She replaces Jerome Yantz.

McInnis and Rupp will serve eight-year terms expiring July 21, 2023. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.