Northern Board Accepts CPB Audit Report

The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved an external auditing report regarding the WNMU-TV and WNMU-FM financial statements at a brief special meeting today. It also approved Chair Tami Seavoy's appointment of new Trustee Greg Seppanen to the following committees: Academic Affairs; and Ad Hoc Recruitment and Retention.

Finance Committee Chair Robert Mahaney said that external auditing firm Anderson, Tackman & Co., PLC issued a clean report with largely positive trends for the NMU public broadcasting stations' financial statements.

Trustees also thanked Director of Broadcast and AV Services Eric Smith, who oversees public TV and radio, for his 47 years of service to the university and congratulated him on his approaching retirement.

“There is no better place to work than NMU,” Smith said. “I came expecting to spend a year or two and move on, but one year led to the next and the next. Northern is large enough to have resources, but small enough to be nimble and adjust to changes and adapt. I've never seen anything like it. My colleagues around the state are envious.”

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Kristi Evans
News Director

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