EMU Board of Regents adds two members

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointments of Mary Treder Lang and James “Jim” Webb to the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents on Tuesday. Treder Lang and Webb will replace current board Chairman Roy Wilbanks and immediate past Chairman Tom Sidlik, whose eight-year terms expire at the end of 2012.

“Mary and Jim bring more than 50 years of combined, diverse experiences to this board,” Snyder said in a release. “They are great choices, and I am confident they will effectively serve and support the university and its students.”

Treder Lang is currently the director of new business development for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, a national full-service accounting and advisory firm. She has also held positions as business development manager for Accretive Solutions, senior executive for Siemens Building Technologies Inc. and director of sales for Mosler Inc.

Treder Lang is a certified public accountant and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton in Ohio. She will replace Roy Wilbanks on the board.
Webb has been chairman of Aon Risk Services Inc. of Michigan since 1981. He has also worked as an assistant risk manager for Republic Steel Corp., an assistant insurance manager for The Budd Company and a corporate insurance analyst for Masco Corp.

Webb is an emeritus member of the EMU Foundation Board of Trustees, and after receiving an associate degree from the College of the Sequoias in California, earned a bachelor’s degree in management and a Master of Business Administration from EMU. Webb will replace Thomas Sidlik on the EMU Board of Regents.

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appointed outgoing Chairman Wilbanks to the board in 2004. Wilbanks previously held positions at EMU, including assistant to the president for government and community relations, vice president for university relations and secretary to the Board of Regents, executive vice president and interim chief officer of the EMU Foundation and president and chief executive officer of the EMU Foundation.

Granholm also appointed Sidlik to the board in 2004. He served as vice chair from 2005-07 and Chairman from 2007-09. He was appointed to be the vice chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee in March 2009. He has also served as the Chairman of the EMU Educational Policies Committee since January 2007.


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