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Henry Baier to serve as interim associate vice president for business operations



Henry Baier to be interim associate V.P. for business operations

 ANN ARBOR---Henry D. Baier, director of occupational safety and environmental health at the University of Michigan, will serve as interim associate vice president for business operations.

His appointment, effective May 18, was approved by the U-M Regents at their May 14-15 meeting.

Robert Kasdin, U-M executive vice president, said, "Hank Baier has led the University as it has made significant progress in a number of highly important, visible areas. He is widely respected throughout the Business Operations units, across the University, and in the Ann Arbor community more broadly."

In his new position, Baier would have responsibility for Plant Operations, Plant Extension, Occupational Safety and Environmental Health, as well as the Department of Public Safety.

Baier will succeed Paul Spradlin as interim associate vice president. "Paul Spradlin's service to the University has spanned 47 years," Kasdin said. "He serves with dedication to the highest standards and sensitivity to the educational mission of the institution. After discussion, I have persuaded Paul to continue to serve the University on a part-time basis and I will continue to value his counsel. I will soon be forming a search committee to identify the individual who will assume the responsibilities on a permanent basis."

Baier has been with the University since 1992. He received his B.S. degree from Ferris State University in 1984 and his M.S. degree from the U-M in 1986.

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