Centers and Institutes

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: This center strives to bring together community members, faculty, business experts and students to provide a setting for students to develop and commercialize new technology. For information, contact Dr. Robert Landeros, chair of the Department of Management, at

Center for Health Information Technology Advancement: Reforming health care has been identified as one of the top priorities by the federal and the state governments. As a leader in health care IT education, Western Michigan University plays a critical role in transforming the health care industry via concerted and active academic endeavors in health information technology. The Center for Health Information Technology Advancement leads these efforts. CHITA is an interdisciplinary center with the College of Health and Human Services.

Center for Integrated Supply Management: The Western Michigan University integrated supply management program develops supply chain management professionals who can immediately make a contribution and create a competitive advantage for their organizations by applying the tools and concepts for integrating supply functions into efficient and effective value chain networks.

Center for Sustainable Business Practices: This center seeks to create and disseminate information, concepts, knowledge and wisdom about global sustainable business practices to the entire college community, recognizing that students will enter a workforce that requires awareness of these business practices. Contact the center director, Dr. Tim Palmer, for more information at

Global Business Center: The prime focus of the GBC is to facilitate and enhance the internationalization of the curriculum, the faculty and students; support internationally oriented teaching and research; and develop global community outreach.

Other WMU Institutes and Centers