Northern State University President To Lead Eastern Michigan

KELO Northern State University Logo

Eastern Michigan University’s board has chosen a new president for the Ypsilanti school.

The university announced Friday that James Smith takes over as its 23rd president on July 1. He has served as president of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, since 2009, and before that he was vice president for economic development at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Smith replaces former Eastern Michigan President Susan Martin, who stepped down from the position last year.

Smith says in a release that he’s “honored” to lead the school and adds its “poised for wonderful things.”


Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Don't Miss!

More Don't Miss