Snyder appoints Lynn Chen-Zhang to WMU Board of Trustees

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Lynn Chen-Zhang of Portage to the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees.

Zhang will serve through 2018, completing an eight-year term begun by Trustee Dana Debel, who resigned from the board last month. The eight-member board is the governing body of the University.

"I thank Lynn for her commitment to serve on this board and I believe her experiences will help the university continue to succeed," Snyder said in his announcement.

Lynn Chen-Zhang

Chen-Zhang is a partner and chief operating officer with Zhang Financial. She is a certified financial planning practitioner and a certified public accountant. She has been ranked as one of the nation’s top women financial advisors by Barron’s and the Financial Times.

Chen-Zhang is vice president of the Western Michigan University Foundation and serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Investment Committee and Committee on Directors. She earned a master’s degree in accountancy from WMUs' Haworth College of Business and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She also attended the Executive Education program at Columbia University.

Chen-Zhang  is a longtime supporter of many WMU programs, including University Libraries, the Haworth College of Business and the Academically Talented Youth Program in the Lee Honors College.

Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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