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Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 : 7:11 a.m.

Michael Tidwell, CEO Podcast: Conversations on Economic Opportunity

By Paul Krutko, SPARK

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Michael Tidwell, Dean of the Eastern Michigan University College of Business

Ann Arbor SPARK CEO Podcasts: Conversations on Economic Opportunity capture the flavor of my one-on-one conversations with over one hundred key economic leaders in the region, including private sector CEOs, elected and appointed public sector leaders, and the executive leadership of key non-profit and academic institutions. The podcast series is designed to not only highlight that expertise, but also make it available to others who could benefit from the wisdom those business leaders can share.

Michael Tidwell is the Dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University. Originally from California, Dr. Tidwell received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University and holds two graduate degrees from Washington State University.

In my conversation with Dr. Tidwell, he talks about why the EMU College of Business is described as innovative, applied, and global, and EMU's impact on the region. He also discusses the importance of engaging alumni and retaining students in the Ann Arbor region after graduation.

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Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 2:37 p.m.

I have spoken with him and he seemed very arrogant which makes him hard to approach. EMU needs approachable and inviting so they do not continue to looses students and donors

Rick Stevens

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 : 3:54 p.m.

Another freebie 'news' PR piece for SPARK... How about publishing their audits?