Admissions director to represent Michigan on national group

Contact: Jeanne Baron


KALAMAZOO—Penny D. Bundy, Western Michigan University director of admissions, has been elected to represent Michigan on a national advisory body.

Bundy was elected in June to a three-year term as state representative for the Michigan ACT State Organization. In this role, she will serve on Michigan ACT's executive committee as well as represent the state on ACT's 44-member national advisory group.

This is the second time Bundy has served as a state representative, having also held the post for Indiana. She is thought to be the first person to have served as a state representative for two states.

ACT, formerly American College Testing, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides an array of assessment, research, information and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development. The company shortened its name to ACT to better reflect that it has grown to provide programs and services beyond college entrance testing.

As state representative, Bundy will be responsible for obtaining broad knowledge of educational issues in Michigan and conveying this knowledge to ACT. In addition, she will participate in national ACT meetings, reporting back to her state colleagues on significant developments regarding the organization's products, services and research.

Bundy will serve concurrently as state representative while completing a three-year elected term on Michigan ACT's state council that began in February 2011. The council, which is akin to other organizations' board of directors, promotes education and career development in Michigan by facilitating communication between ACT and such entities in the state as school districts, postsecondary institutions, training organizations and educational agencies.

Penny D. Bundy

Bundy has been a WMU staff member since 2006. Before coming to WMU, she accumulated 19 years of recruiting and retention experience. Her background includes 11 years at Ball State University, where she rose to associate director of admissions for high school and college relations.