Former accounting professor takes helm as president of Eastern Michigan University

The EMU Board of Regents has voted unanimously to name Dr. Susan Martin as the next president of Eastern Michigan University.

Martin, 57, is the first woman to be president of EMU and the 22nd president in the history of the University.

"I am thrilled to be chosen for the honor of leading this great university, which has a strong history of excellent education and a bright future," said Martin.

"The Board is extremely satisfied with the entire presidential search process and the selection of Dr. Martin," said Thomas Sidlik, chair of the Board of Regents.

She will officially take office July 7. Details of her contract are being finalized.

Since July 2006, Martin has been provost and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at the University of Michigan – Dearborn.

The majority of Martin's higher education career was at Grand Valley State University, where she taught and published as professor of accounting and taxation. Martin served as director of the master of taxation program, director of international business programs, and chair of the accounting and taxation department.

In June 2001, Martin joined the provost's office and served in roles as assistant, associate, and executive associate vice president of academic affairs.

Before GVSU, Martin was deputy state treasurer for the Bureau of Local Government Services for Michigan from June 1981-June 1984. She also was the commissioner of revenue for the state of Michigan from 1985-1988.

Martin is chair of the State of Michigan Hospital Finance Authority, originally appointed by former Gov. Blanchard and then reappointed by Governors Engler and Granholm. She also was appointed by Gov. Granholm to serve as her ex-officio representative on The Detroit Medical Center Financial Emergency Task Force in 2003-2004.

Martin received her doctorate in accounting from Michigan State University in 1988 and her master's degree in accounting from MSU in 1976. She received her bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in 1971.

Martin is married and has three children.

You may like these other stories...

2014 has marked the fifth consecutive year in which the percentage of US-based internal auditors who earned bigger paychecks increased, according to a new study from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).This year, 92...
A new report from financial services consulting firm Mercer LLC found that the median total direct compensation for CFOs at S&P 500 companies increased by 7 percent last year to $3.13 million.Mercer defined total direct...
In today's volatile marketplace, companies, regardless of their size, are dealing with more complexity than ever before. Global markets, which bring both new opportunities and new competitors, far-flung supply chains...

Already a member? log in here.

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Oct 9In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards.
Oct 15This webinar presents the requirements of AU-C 600, Audits of Group Financial Statements (Including the Work of Component Auditors).
Oct 21Kristen Rampe will share how to speak and write more effectively by understanding your own and your audience’s communication style.
Oct 23Amber Setter will show the value of leadership assessments as tools for individual and organizational leadership development initiatives.