Yesterday Dr. Jennifer Bott, provost and vice president of academic affairs, stepped down. She is looking forward to her return to teaching as a faculty member in the Haworth College of Business. She asked that I share this message with you.
“It has been my privilege to champion WMU’s high-quality education and ensure it serves the evolving needs of our students. I have considered it my personal mission to prepare them for a changing and challenging world. One of my greatest pleasures at WMU has been teaching my spring MBA and psychology classes, which has rekindled my love for teaching. I look forward to returning to the classroom fully to prepare the leaders of tomorrow and share with them insights about leading change.”
—Dr. Jennifer Bott
Dr. Christopher Cheatham, vice provost for budget and personnel, will serve as acting provost during which time I will work with a firm, such as The Registry, to identify an interim provost. A national search will commence in the fall of this year.
Please join me in thanking Dr. Bott for her service and contributions to Western Michigan University.