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Candidates for Bernhard director visit campus

July 23, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Three candidates to fill the post of director of the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University will make presentations and answer questions in public sessions July 26-29.

Each presentation will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the South Ballroom of the Bernhard Center, with time available afterward for questions from the audience.

Candidates and dates of presentations

  • Monday, July 26, Julia Wingard
  • Wednesday, July 28, Edmund Mirecki
  • Thursday, July 29, Justin TeBrake

Candidates will address the topic of transforming a multipurpose facility into a vibrant, engaged and inclusive student center.

The new director will fill the vacancy created by the retirement in February of Ted Petropoulos, who served in a variety of management positions in the center during his 40-year career.

Completed in 1957 and later named for former President John T. Bernhard, the center is one of the five largest buildings on campus at 240,000 square feet on three levels. It serves as a major conference and meeting place for student organizations, academic departments and the public.

In addition to meeting and banquet spaces, the Bernhard Center contains an information desk; one-stop student services; post office; copy center; computer lab; two major cafeterias; offices for student activities and registered student organizations; WMU Bookstore shops for apparel, books, gifts, computers and electronics; and the Bronco Mall, which includes banking and a food court.

Visit wmich.edu/bernhard for more information about the Bernhard Center.

Questions about the search should be directed to the Dr. James Gilchrist, search committee chair, at james.gilchrist@wmich.edu.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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