Two regents step down after 8 years on Eastern Michigan University's governing board
Two long-serving members of the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents are stepping down this month, making way for two new faces.
Francine Parker, a current regent and health executive, will replace Wilbanks as chair. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Mary Treder Lang, a businesswoman from Grosse Pointe Farms, and James "Jim" Webb, a risk manager from Farmington, to replace Wilbanks and Sidlik, who were appointed by former governor Jennifer Granholm.
Among Wilbanks' former roles are stints as an assistant to the president for government and community relations, vice president for university relations and chief executive officer of the EMU Foundation. Though he is leaving the board, Wilbanks, an Ypsilanti native, was just appointed to a two-year term on the Eagle Administrative Services board, which oversees the Eagle Crest golf club, convention center and course.
Lang and Webb begin as regents in January 2013.