WMU News

Engineering College decision postponed until January

December 3, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- Following Dec. 2 presentations by city officials from Kalamazoo and Battle Creek on the siting of Western Michigan University's new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences facilities, WMU President Elson S. Floyd said that he will delay recommending a site to the University's Board of Trustees until sometime in January.

"I was extremely impressed with the quality of the presentations made by both communities and with their commitment to partnering with the University on this important project," Floyd said.

He went on to say that, at this time, WMU needs to spend some additional time with the proposals and that he would like to have both communities respond to some of the issues that were raised at the Dec. 2 meetings.

"At the same time, we can be gathering additional input about how this decision will impact our students, faculty and teaching mission as well as the University's finances," Floyd concluded.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 616 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu

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