March 29, 1999
KALAMAZOO -- The Office of University Relations is the new name for the WMU unit formerly known as the Office of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications. The change is effective immediately.
"The name University Relations really is a more accurate description of the broad range of initiatives for which we're responsible," says Matt Kurz, associate vice president for university relations who heads the unit. "The name also is one that is common in higher education and readily recognizable across the nation by members of the media and by other organizations with which we're frequently in contact."
The office, which is responsible for the University's internal and external communications functions, will remain in its current location in Walwood Hall with its current staff unchanged.
Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA