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Trustees meet for vote on presidential candidate

May 7, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will meet in public session Friday, May 9, to consider the nomination of Dr. Judith I. Bailey to serve as the next president of WMU.

Convening at 10:30 a.m. in the President's Dining Room on the first floor of the Bernhard Center, trustees will consider the nomination of Bailey to become the University's seventh president. No meetings of the board's standing committees are planned for that day.

Bailey, who has been president of Northern Michigan University since 1997, was among candidates reviewed by the WMU Presidential Search Advisory Committee. Her name will be placed in nomination before the WMU Board of Trustees. If her nomination is approved, she will succeed Dr. Elson S. Floyd, who left WMU in January to become president of the University of Missouri system.

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Media note: A press briefing with Bailey and WMU trustees who served on the University's Presidential Search Advisory Committee will be held at approximately 11:15 a.m. in the President's Dining Room of the Bernhard Center following the Friday, May 9, meeting of the Board of Trustees. To arrange or confirm coverage, please contact Matt Kurz at (269) 387-8401 or Cheryl Roland at (269) 387-8412 in the Office of University Relations.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 269 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu

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