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New dimensions

Whether dancing into the digital realm or shifting gears to keep a racing project on track, Broncos found a way to soar in a changed world.

University News

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Discovering resilience in the face of the unexpected

We are focused on providing an educational experience that helps graduates adapt and thrive in this quickly changing world, finding new ways to help them flourish no matter what the future may hold. Adapting to change is not new, but the need to do so quickly in a world where technology is accelerating that change certainly is.

President Edward Montgomery, Ph.D.

  • Justin and Alexis Black hold a copy of their book while standing next to a book shelf.

    Redefining Normal

    After overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds as kids navigating foster care, alumni Justin and Alexis Black's memoir offers lessons in love and resilience.

    Read their inspiring story

  • A student writes "happiness is key" in chalk on a sidewalk.

    Emphasizing Student Well-being

    While social distancing fractured physical connections, the University stepped up its commitment to offer students holistic support.

    See how Western focuses on the whole student

Innovation and Discovery

Alumni Profile

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Designing a bright future

The first cohort of students to graduate from Western's product design program is positioned to make waves in the industry.

Expert Insights

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    Pandemic restrictions took a bite out of restaurant sales, curbing indoor dining for months and pushing the industry to reimagine the dining experience. John Schmitt, a former restauranteur, alumnus and senior business consultant for the Michigan Small Business Development Center, looks toward the future of the industry.