Eastern Michigan University President To Resign In July

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YPSILANTI, MI (AP) – Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin plans to resign after seven years on the job and teach as a professor at the school.

Martin announced Tuesday that she’ll step down July 7. In a statement, the Ypsilanti school says she’ll take a one-year sabbatical before becoming a professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance in the College of Business.

In a statement, she says she became president in 2008 at “a troubled time and together, we have accomplished many great things.” Martin succeeded John Fallon, who was fired in the wake of a cover-up of information about a student’s December 2006 slaying.

Martin was the school’s 22nd president and its first female president. The Board of Regents plans a search committee to find a new president.

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