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Adeyanju Appointed to Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging

Matthew AdeyanjuLANSING – Ferris State University College of Health Professions Dean Matthew Adeyanju has been appointed to the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging. The announcement was made by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The commission is a 15-member body that is appointed by the governor to offer oversight on the administration of state programs and priorities affecting older Michiganders. A majority of the commission members must be at least 60 years of age and no more than eight may be from the same political party.

“This is a talented group of appointees and I am confident they will continue to ensure that more older adults have the opportunity to live healthy and independent lives,” Snyder said.

Adeyanju, who has served as dean of the College of Health Professions since July 2012, was previously a professor and chair for the Department of Social and Public Health in the College of Health Sciences and Professions and served as campus program coordinator for the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Program at Ohio University. Adeyanju earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

Adeyanju will represent independents and replaces Shannon English.

Also appointed to the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging was Sibyl Ellis, of Mount Pleasant. Reappointed to the commission were Jerry Irby, of Marquette; Kristie Zamora, of Flint; Jeffery Schade, of Midland; and Harold Mast, of Grand Rapids.

Members serve three-year terms expiring July 28, 2017. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.