Office of the Dean

As Dean of the Western Michigan University College of Aviation, I would like to personally welcome you to our college.  It is my pleasure to share with you our commitment to each and every student in each of our programs.

Our mission is to prepare leaders who are sought after by the aerospace industry and engage in meaningful research that advances the knowledge base. Our vision is that the College of Aviation will be recognized as the premiere aerospace education and research institution in our diverse global society. Our core values include safety, integrity, respect, diversity, and excellence with accountability.

Our students and graduates enjoy life-long relationships with the college, our industry advisory board member organizations, our bridge agreement partners, and the many professional aviation and community organizations with whom we enjoy strong partnerships. Our graduates learn the value of networking with various aviation professionals to further their professional careers goals. At the WMU College of Aviation our promise is to aid our graduates in finding meaningful jobs that can provide them with the experience they will need to gain along their career paths.

Our faculty and staff are true professionals who are committed to excellence in education and strive towards making our aviation graduates the best. Our maintenance training facilities and equipment are exceptional. Our administration students benefit from a diverse faculty with diverse professional aviation experience. There is significant focus on learning outcomes and a desire to increase research initiatives. Our simulation lab and fleet of Cirrus aircraft, which happens to be the largest Cirrus fleet in collegiate aviation, are state-of-the-art. As technology in Cirrus advances, our fleet will benefit as well. Every two years our Cirrus are replaced with newer, more technologically advanced models to keep our graduates current with industry standards.

The leadership of the WMU College of Aviation is dedicated to the success of our students whether they are enrolled in maintenance, administration, or flight science. I'd like to personally invite you to visit our facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan for a tour so you will see first hand how we are helping our students learn to live their dreams.



Captain Dave Powell

(269) 964.6653
(269) 964.4676 (Fax)

College of Aviation
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5314 USA
269-964-6375 | 269-964-6473 Fax