WMU trustees to hear search update, consider capital outlay requests

contact: Cheryl Roland
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Meeting in formal session Tuesday, Oct. 11, Western Michigan University trustees will hear an update on the search for WMU's ninth president as well as consider a number of campus name changes triggered by an ongoing wayfaring project.


Meeting at 11 a.m. in the Heritage Hall Ballroom, trustees will hear a report on the presidential search process from Trustee William Johnston, who serves as the chair of WMU's Presidential Search Advisory Committee. The group was formed after Dr. John M. Dunn's announcement Aug. 1 that he intends to retire in 2017.

The board also will consider WMU's State Capital Outlay Building Priority List, a detailed list of potential building projects the state requires each university to compile and submit annually. In addition, trustees will consider a package of recommendations involving changes to the names of a number of campus streets. The request for name changes is the result of a campus wayfaring effort aimed at making campus navigation more comfortable and intuitive.

During the meeting, the trustees also will receive and be asked to approve reports covering personnel moves and the receipt of gifts and grants during August.

The agenda and background details can be found online at wmich.edu/trustees. Trustee meetings are live-streamed, and a link to that opportunity also can be found on the same website.

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