Messages to the University community
State of the University
Sept. 30, 2016
Sept. 6, 2016
Welcome back for the 2016-17 academic year. We're off and running—literally. I can't remember ever seeing a school year start at the pace of this one.
A Year of Change
Aug. 1, 2016
I have informed our Board of Trustees that I plan to retire at the end of my current term—on June 30, 2017. But, there remains much to be done. My goal is to do all that I can to continue the University's forward movement, accelerating and expanding upon what we have already begun together.
A New Health Plan Option for 2017
July 22, 2016
A committee comprised of representatives from all the benefits-eligible campus employee groups has been working since September to identify a less expensive health care plan option, which will be added as an option—an alternative to the BCBSM PPO that WMU already offers to employees—beginning in January 2017.
Orlando Shooting Statement
June 17, 2016
Late this week a rainbow flag was raised on a flagpole in the center of our campus. Once raised, it was promptly lowered to half staff—a symbolic move to honor those lost as a result of the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando.
Respecting Differences 2016: Bridging the Generational Divide
March 21, 2016
As stakeholders of Western Michigan University, we carry a collective responsibility for creating an environment where every person can be respected, appreciated, and have an opportunity to succeed.
WMU Alert System
Feb. 21, 2016
We're tremendously saddened by the senseless acts of violence that occurred Feb. 20 and join the wider Kalamazoo county community in its grief.
Jan. 11, 2016
Welcome back for the start of the spring 2016 semester. A lot has happened over the past month, and we're poised to launch a semester full of accomplishment and celebration.