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Board of Regents office files

Identifier: 011.BRO


The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents office files includes, but is not limited to, administrative files, presidential services, audit information, materials regarding Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities, meeting minutes and handouts, correspondence, budget information, and events.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1969 - 2005


Biographical / Historical

The Board of Regents has been the governing body of Eastern Michigan University since 1964 when the State of Michigan ratified a new constitution. Prior to 1964, the University was governed by the Michigan State Board of Education. The Board of Regents is divided into six different committees and meet on average six times a year to discuss University related functions. The Board of Regents is comprised of eight regents, appointed to eight-year terms by the governor and approved by the Michigan State senate. Former Regents are listed below with deceased regents indicated by 'd.' O. William Habel (Jan. 1964-Oct. 1967) d. J. Don Lawrence (Jan. 1964-Oct. 1967) d. Dr. Martin P. O'Hara (Jan. 1964-Oct. 1967) d. Lawrence R. Husse (Jan. 1964-Dec. 1972) d. Virginia R. Allan (Jan. 1964-April 1974) d. Veda S. Anderson (Nov. 1967-Dec. 1974) Dr. Charles L. Anspach (Jan. 1964-June 1974) d. George E. Stripp (Jan. 1967-Dec. 1976) d. Dr. Mildred Beatty Smith (Jan. 1964-June 1977) Edward J. McCormick (Jan. 1964-Dec. 1978) d. Dr. John F. Ullrich (Jan. 1975-Oct. 1979) d. Linda D. Bernard (Oct. 1977 to Dec. 1980) James T. Barnes, Jr. (Oct. 1979-Dec. 1982) Carelton K. Rush (June 1974-Dec. 1982) Dr. Warren L. Board (Jan. 1979-Dec. 1984) Dr. Timothy J. Dyer (Jan. 1973-May 1984) Dolores A. Kinzel (Jan. 1977-Dec. 1984) d. Beth Wharton Milford (April 1974-Dec. 1986) d. Geraldine M. Ellington (Feb. 1981-Dec. 1988) d. Donald E. Shelton (Feb. 1987-Feb. 1990) William Simmons (March 1983-Dec. 1990) Geneva Y. Titsworth (March 1983-Dec. 1990) John H. Burton (Jan. 1985-Jan. 1992) d. Dr. Richard N. Robb (Dec. 1967-Dec. 1992) Thomas Guastello (Jan. 1985-Dec. 1992) Robin W. Sternbergh (Jan. 1991-Dec. 1992) Frederick L. Blackmon (Jan. 1993-March 1996) Anthony A. Derezinski (Jan. 1984-Dec. 1996) James Clifton (Jan. 1989 - Dec. 1996) Mara L. Letica (Jan. 1993 - Jan. 1997) Gayle P. Thomas (Jan. 1991 - Jan. 1999) Carl D. Pursell (Jan. 1993 - Dec. 1999) d. Donna Milhouse (April 1999 - Feb. 2000) William J. Stephens (June 1996 - March 2001) Robert DeMattia (June 1991 - Dec. 2002) Rosalind E. Griffin, M.D. (March 1997 - Dec. 2004) Mike Morris (March 1997 - Dec. 2004; Jan. 2011 - present) Steven G. Gordon (May 2001 - March 2005) Joseph Antonini (June 1997 - Dec. 2006) Jan A. Brandon (April 2000 - Dec. 2006) Karen Q. Valvo (March 2001 - Dec. 2006) Sharon J. Rothwell (Jan. 2003 - Dec. 2006) Ismael Ahmed (Jan. 2007 - Aug. 2007) Philip Incarnati (Feb. 1992 - Dec. 2010) Gary Hawks (Jan. 2007 - Dec. 2010) Mohamed Okdie (Nov. 2007 - Feb. 2011) Thomas W. Sidlik (Jan. 2005 - Dec. 2012) Roy E. Wilbanks (Jan. 2005 - Dec. 2012) Floyd Clack (June 2005 - Dec. 2014) Francine Parker (Jan. 2007 - Dec. 2014) Board Chairs Edward McCormick (Jan. '64 - Jan. '75) Richard Robb (Jan. '75 - Feb. '85) William Simmons (Feb. '85 - Jan. '88) Geneva Titsworth (Jan. '88 - Jan. '89) John Burton (Jan. '89 - Jan. 91) Anthony Derezinski (Jan. '91 - Jan. '93) Robert DeMattia (Jan. '93 - Jan. '95) Philip Incarnati (Jan. '95 - April '05) Karen Valvo (June '05 - Dec. '06) Thomas Sidlik (Jan '07 - Feb. '09) Roy Wilbanks (Feb. '09 - Dec. '12) Francine Parker (Dec. 12 - Dec. '14) Mike Morris (Feb. '11 - present)


13.4 Linear Feet (29 archive boxes, 1 halfsize archive box, 1 record center carton)

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Existence and Location of Originals

Additional copies from 1964-2011 are available for reference in the Archives Reading Room, 310 Halle Library; and Halle Library third floor west.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital Copies of 2007-2016 Board of Regent Meeting Materials are available through digital commons at

Related Materials

Prior to the establishment of the governing body, Board of Regents, the school was governed by the Superintendent for Public Instruction, Michigan. These reports include meeting minutes, financial statements and examination standards. Reference copies are available in the University Archives reading room, 310 Halle Library.

For related materials housed in the University Archives, see the following collections:

Board of Regents Packets [011.BRP]

More recent copies of thse packets are also available online /> .

Board of Regents minutes [011.BRM]

Board of Regents office files
Eastern Michigan University
Brooke Boyst
2021 May 13
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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