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Archer and Tolbert named to WMU Board of Trustees

Feb. 2, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced Jan. 28 the appointments of two new members of Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees.

Dennis W. Archer of Detroit was appointed to succeed Birgit Klohs of Grand Rapids, whose term has expired. Larry F. Tolbert of Kalamazoo succeeds Vernice Anthony of Detroit, whose term also has expired. Both new trustees will serve terms on the board that run through Dec. 31, 2012.

Archer is chairman of the Michigan-based Dickinson Wright PLLC law firm and recently completed a term as the president of the American Bar Association. The former mayor of Detroit earned a bachelor's degree in education from WMU in 1965 and an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1987.

Tolbert is organizer and secretary of health/pension funds for Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers.

The appointments of Archer and Tolbert were two of 12 appointments to university governing boards announced by Granholm's office Jan. 28. The appointments are subject to the approval of the state Senate.

The next meeting of the WMU board is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 18.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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