Office of the President

Messages to the University community 

Thank You Faculty and Staff
Nov. 21, 2014
As we move toward the Holiday season, I want to again express my appreciation for all each of you does to make our campus the special place it is and for consistently demonstrating what makes Western Michigan University an outstanding institution.

United Way Campaign
Nov. 10, 2014
With our WMU United Way campaign well underway, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for your support and partnership.

State of the University
Oct. 10, 2014
This is the transcript from the annual academic convocation where we gather to review accomplishments and focus on the new academic year.

President's Perspective
Sept. 2, 2014
Today is the first day of an academic year full of promise, energy and opportunity. Welcome back to all of you who have been away for the past many months and working on the various scholarly activities that make this the great institution that it is.

Improving our Campus Climate
June 17, 2014
Western Michigan University is committed to creating and fostering a working and learning environment in which all members of our community can thrive.

President's Perspective
April 25, 2014
We're literally in the final day of the spring semester, and for more than 2,700 of our students, commencement is no longer a dream but a reality that is just hours away. I hope many of you will be able to join us at Miller Auditorium tomorrow to help celebrate our core mission—student success.

Respecting Differences
March 20, 2014
As stakeholders of Western Michigan University, we carry a collective responsibility for creating an environment in which every person can be respected, appreciated and have an opportunity to succeed.

Announcement regarding the Western Michigan University School of Medicine
March 11, 2014
Our new School of Medicine will be named for Dr. Homer Stryker, a 1916 WMU alumnus and the founder of Stryker Corporation.

Budget for next fiscal year
Feb. 6, 2014
Yesterday, Gov. Snyder released his budget recommendations for the next fiscal year. He proposed an overall increase to the higher education appropriation of 6.1 percent.

President's Perspective
Nov. 12, 2013
While it seems like just a few weeks ago since I wrote about the start of the fall semester, we are now hurtling toward the end of the semester.

State of the University
Oct. 4, 2013
This is the transcript from the annual academic convocation where we gather to review accomplishments and focus on the new academic year.

Campus Climate Survey results
Sept. 18, 2013
During the 2013 spring semester, after many months of planning and thoughtful development, members of our entire campus community had the opportunity to share their perceptions and experiences through a Campus Climate Survey for Diversity and Inclusion.

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