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Posted on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 : 2:27 p.m.

Eastern Michigan University hires new general counsel

By Juliana Keeping

For the first time in more than 20 years, Eastern Michigan University has named a new general counsel to oversee its legal affairs.

Pending approval by the EMU Board of Regents, Gloria Hage will begin her appointment March 1. Hage will be paid $230,000 a year.

Hage joins EMU from the University of Michigan, where she served as associate vice president and deputy general for the office of the vice president and general counsel. She oversaw and advised on legal matters involving U-M's schools and colleges, the U-M Health System and various off-site facilities. Hage has served in that role since 2003, but joined the office in 1992 as assistant general counsel.

Hage received her juris doctorate, as well as a bachelor's degree in English language and literature, from U-M.

Her selection followed a search by the EMU Executive Council, a group that includes top EMU administrators and presidential cabinet members.

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Tue, Feb 2, 2010 : 12:26 p.m.

Eastern has hit a home run in getting someone of Gloria Hages skills and perspective. As a person who worked with her on many challenging issues, I found her knowledgeable and approachable. She was always looking out for the interests of the University while at the same time always focusing on doing the "right thing" in resolving disputes. She is a gem and EMU is extremely fortunate.


Tue, Feb 2, 2010 : 11:15 a.m.

Guess they got enough issues and money to warrant having two administrators in tis positions, things that make you go ummmh!


Tue, Feb 2, 2010 : 10:49 a.m.

McKanders is still listed in the State Bar directory as the EMU general counsel.


Mon, Feb 1, 2010 : 10:07 p.m.

What happened to Kenneth McKanders???