CMED dean Ernest Yoder re-appointed to MPCC board of directors

College of medicine senator Ernie Yoder, who has been with the department for two and a quarter years answers questions regarding adding additional faculty to the academic senate board Tuesday afternoon in Pearce 138.

The Michigan Primary Care Consortium has re-appointed Central Michigan University College of Medicine Dean Ernest Yoder to its board of directors.

The MPCC is a statewide non-profit corporation that leads Michigan's innovation efforts in the medical field by ensuring sustainable, quality and accessible primary care.

"This is a typical board position. (We provide) oversight and authority for this not-for-profit entity," Yoder said in an email Tuesday. "(We also) address employee compensation, protect against conflicts of interest, (conduct) annual financial reviews and advise the CEO on organizational strategy."

Yoder said the time commitment for this position is approximately four hours per month. This time commitment includes attending meetings, communications and other related preparation.

"(This position) will have no affect on my role here (at CMED)," he said via email. "I have been on this board since 2009."

According to the MPCC website, the responsibilities for the executive board members include attending and participating in board, committee and other relevant meetings. A cumulative 70-percent attendance rate is highly encouraged for board members.

Board members are also responsible for reviewing and establishing policy and strategic direction, as well as any possible by-law revisions.

Financial responsibilities for this position include developing a well-thought-out annual operating budget and exercising careful judgement with financial transactions, including investments and transfers.

This board will serve as the executive committee for the MPCC. Yoder will serve a two-year term and will not receive any monetary compensation for his service.

Upon hearing of his reappointment, Yoder said via email he was pleased to be re-elected as a member of the board of directors.


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