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      New president chosen for Northern Michigan University

      Fritz Erickson has been voted by the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees as candidate to hire for the position of president.

      Erickson, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, was announced on Tuesday morning as the final candidate.

      He formerly was dean of the College of Professional and Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, dean and professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Eastern Washington University and chair of the education department/ professor of education and psychology at Michigan Technological University.

      Erickson holds an interdisciplinary Ed.D. in educational psychology, technology and research methodology and a masterâ??s in curriculum and instruction, both from the University of Northern Colorado, and a bachelorâ??s in social sciences from Western Michigan University.

      NMU hopes to have Erickson take over the role of president by July 1. He would be replacing David Haynes as his term ends on June 30.

      Erickson and his wife, Jan, will be Marquette and will greet the campus community at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Brule Room.