Richard Compton

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Richard Compton (Rich)
Director of Project Management and Project Leadership
Office: 
(269) 387-6055
Location: 
3367 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5429
Mailing address: 
Department of Management
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5429 USA
Education: 
  • M.A., Accounting, Western Michigan University
  • B.B.A., Personnel and Counseling, Western Michigan University
Teaching interests: 
  • Human resource management
  • Management
Bio: 

Rich Compton is director of project management and project leadership in the Department of Management at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

He has 23 years of human resource management experience in the manufacturing sector. He has experience in both union and non-union environments, serving as a human resource generalist. He had corporate executive management experience as vice president of human resources prior to joining the teaching staff at WMU.

Since 2016 Compton has taught at WMU in the management department. He serves as advisor to the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity and is on the board of directors for the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.

Compton performs occasional consulting work in the community human resource area.