Western Michigan University
237 Helmer Road N
Battle Creek MI 49037-7917 USA
Tracey began her career at Western Michigan University as compensation coordinator in the Department of Human Resources in September of 1995. In July of 2000, Kauppila went on to serve as executive assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs. In February of 2004, Kauppila accepted the administrative assistant to the dean position at her favorite WMU college. Having a great love for aviation, and being a resident of Battle Creek, the long awaited opportunity to serve in the College of Aviation could not be disregarded.
Kauppila enjoys the many opportunities to meet and work with various Battle Creek community leaders, potential students and their families, and the faculty, staff and students of the University. Her responsibilities also include assisting in coordination of special events, such as the annual cookout during the Field of Flight Air Show, community events, and VIP visits to the college. However, her primary responsibility is providing administrative support to the dean and associate dean. Prior to coming to WMU, Kauppila also worked for almost seven years at the University of Michigan. First, in the Law Library, then in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Kauppila is always available to you, should you have any questions or need assistance.