WMU News

President addresses 'State of the University' today

Nov. 10, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University President Judith I. Bailey presents her annual State of the University address at 3:30 p.m. today, Nov. 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is intended for all members of the University community.

In her annual address, the president is expected to announce four major goals the University will undertake to continue to grow and thrive at a time when the public commitment and funding for higher education is changing. Her initiatives are designed to tackle such issues as enrollment trends, the quality of the student experience, research, community support, personnel needs and economic development.

Dr. Bailey also will review the staff and faculty accomplishments of the past year and developments that will carry the University into the future. She will provide an update on the major initiatives she announced in her first State of the University address--implementation of a new Student Information System, the President's Initiative on Diversity and Multiculturalism and a renewed focus on the undergraduate experience.

The complete text of the president's address will be published in WMU News later today.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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