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President Dunn is first Keystone series speaker

Sept. 19, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Dr. John M. Dunn, the new president of Western Michigan University will kick off the 2007-08 Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series in a talk set for 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in Room 2150 of Schneider Hall, home to WMU's Haworth College of Business.

In a presentation titled "The Western Edge," Dunn will talk about recent developments on campus and his first weeks as WMU's leader as well as look ahead to what the coming months will bring. Dunn, who is WMU's eighth president, took the reins of the University on July 1.

The event is free and open to the public. A complimentary breakfast is available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required to attend and can be made by calling the Haworth Office of the Dean at (269) 387-5050. Free parking will be available in the Fetzer Center parking lot.

Dunn came to WMU from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he served as interim chancellor since 2006 and provost since 2002. An educator for more than 30 years, Dunn was dean of the University of Utah's College of Health before moving to SIUC. Before that, he was at Oregon State University for 20 years, last serving as associate provost there from 1990 to 1995. His selection by the WMU Board of Trustees followed a nationwide search that was described by Trustee Ken Miller in the final presentation of the 2006-07 Keystone series.

The speaker series, now in its eighth year, is underwritten by Keystone Community Bank. The series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear prominent business leaders, WMU faculty, alumni and friends of the Haworth College of Business discuss current business issues and corporate strategies as well as share key information regarding the continuing progress of the business college.

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

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