Latest episode of EMU Today TV features presidents of Eastern Michigan University and Henry Ford College explaining new student transfer partnership, a look at EMU’s Aviation Day program, and an introduction to Eastern’s new master’s program in management

Mark S. Lee interviews EMU President James Smith and Henry Ford College President Russel Kavalhuna on EMU Today TV

YPSILANTI —  The latest episode of Eastern Michigan University’s EMU Today TV highlights three programs that are drawing considerable interest from students:

  • New Learn4ward to Eastern Michigan University transfer partnership with Henry Ford College;
  • the University’s Aviation program; and,
  • the new Master of Science in Management of Innovation and Strategy program.

The first segment of the 30-minute program features Eastern Michigan University President James Smith and Henry Ford College President Russel Kavalhuna highlighting the features of Learn4ward to Eastern Michigan University. The new transfer partnership between the institutions offers HFC students a seamless transfer experience that paves the way for attaining both an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree within four to six years. The program provides a guaranteed transfer pathway to a bachelor's degree. It offers a three-year tuition freeze at HFC and resources at both institutions designed to support student success.

Eastern Michigan University’s Aviation program is highlighted in the next section of the program, featuring a special look at EMU Aviation Day, which took place recently at Willow Run Airport. The Aviation Day program brought high school students from across Southeast Michigan to meet EMU aviation students and flight instructors, and experience learning about and flying an airplane.

The final segment features an in-depth look at Eastern’s new Master of Science in management of innovation and strategy. Sanjib Chowdhury, professor of management and director of center for entrepreneurship, provides insights about the benefits of the new degree program, and how it addresses the need for managers to learn how to adjust and thrive in the ever-changing business environment. 

Now in its seventh season, EMU Today TV, produced by the University’s Division of Communications, highlights programs, events and initiatives at Eastern Michigan University.

Mark S. Lee is the host of EMU Today TV. Lee is an Eastern Michigan University alumnus and part-time lecturer of marketing at Eastern. He is the host of the podcast, "In the Conference Room", and is featured in a weekly business segment, "Strictly Business", on CBS News Detroit. Lee also is a frequent contributor to various Detroit-area media outlets on business topics. 

This episode and previous editions can be viewed on the University's YouTube channel.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.


April 12, 2024

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Media Contact:
Melissa Thrasher