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Corporate Education Center records

Identifier: 015.CEC


In 1984 Eastern Michigan University proposed the construction of a Corporate Training Center to be located in southeast Michigan. It was meant to be a multi-purpose space that would offer accommodations for training, conference proceedings, lodging, and recreation. The Corporate Education Center records documents the construction of the center (erected in 1988 and dedicated in 1989) including agreements with various contractors; general files for management of the center; reports and proposals; and promotional materials. Records in the collection are arranged into two series: Coroporate Education Center and Eagle Crest Conference and Resort. For a period of time the building housed the Eastern Michigan University Foundation and Alumni Relations, although both of those were moved back to central campus in 2015. Materials in the collection date from 1984-2008.


  • 1984 - 2008

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Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

Eagle Crest Resort Golf Club was developed as a hotel, golf club and corporate education center through and economent devlopment project between EMU, the city of Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township. In 1986, the EMU Board of Regents authorized plans to construct Huron Golf Club and entered a 99-year grounds lease with Ypsilanti Township for 136-acres adjacent to Ford Lake at $1 per year. In 1989, the Huron Golf Club, designed by golf course architect Karl Litten, opened along with the Radisson Hotel and Corporate Education Center. The name changed to Eagle Crest Golf Club in 1991. The gof clubhouse was names the Eastern Michigan University Roy E. Wilbanks Eagle Crest Golf Resort Golf club in 2013. In addition, the Marriott named the ballroom the Roy E. Wilbanks Ballroom that same year. Due to a 2020 donation from GameAbove, EMU is working to construct a performance center for the EMU golf teams.

In 2019, EMU sold the the Corporate Education Center at Eagle Crest to MFS Ypsilanti Holdings, Inc, which operates the Marriott Hotel adjacent to the center. University administration cited changes in corporate education instruction delivery as the reason for the sale. This sale did not change EMU's partnership regarding the Eagle Crest Golf Resort.


2.4 Linear Feet (1 record center carton, 3 archive boxes, 1 halfsize archive box)

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Related Materials

Additional materials related to the adjoining golf course and hotel complex may be found in the verticle files of the University Archives.

Corporate Education Center records
Alexis Braun Marks, CA, Brooke Boyst
2023 June 5
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197