January 17, 2016

The Morning Sun

Central Michigan University Board of Trustees appointed David Ash as the newest addition to the 13-member Board of Directors for the Central Michigan University Research Corporation (CMURC), a leader in advancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

“We have been developing processes for continued progress to encourage faculty research and potential commercialization opportunities,” said President and CEO of CMURC Erin Strang, “In doing so, we work closely with the CMU Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS), making David Ash a welcomed addition to our Board of Directors.”

In mid-2015, Ash was asked to lead the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) for the next two years, after joining Central Michigan University in 2005 as chemistry chair. The ORGS fosters high-quality research and provides direction enabling faculty, staff and students to secure funding in furthering their work. In addition, they provide support to ensure compliance with university, sponsor, state and federal regulations related to CMU research.

“We have a shared interest to support university commercialization efforts,” said David Ash. “Serving on this Board is directly in-line with the CMU priority to promote excellence in research and creative activity.”

The President of CMU, Dr. George Ross, chairs the Board comprised of industry leaders and CMU administrators. CMURC focuses on the commercialization of technologies developed by CMU students, faculty, staff and alumni by connecting industry to university resources, for student projects and creating real world experience for future graduates.