Eastern Michigan University Board of Regent’s member, Mohamed Okdie,resigned from the board Monday afternoon.

Vicki Reaume, vice president and secretary for board affairs, said Okdie contacted Governor Snyder’s office and cited health reasons for his resignation.

Reaume said the university does not know when the governor will fill the vacant seat.

“We will be awaiting word from Governor Snyder,” Reaume said.

The new appointee will finish out the rest of Okdie’s term, Reaume said.

Okdie was originally appointed to the board by Governor Granholm in November of 2007 to replace Ismael Ahmed, who resigned to lead the Michigan Department of Human Services.