Colleges, Departments and Units

Below is an alphabetical list of colleges, departments and units at Western Michigan University with their respective vice provosts, associate provosts, deans and directors. These areas are affiliated members of the provost and vice president for academic affairs.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Dr. Carla Koretsky, Dean
  • Dr. Nicolas Witschi, Interim Associate Dean

College of Aviation

  • Capt. David Powell, Dean 
  • Dr. Raymond Thompson, Associate Dean and Interim Chair, Department of Aviation
  • Thomas Grossman, Executive Director of Flight Operations

Haworth College of Business

  • Dr. Satish Deshpande, Dean
  • Dr. Devrim Yaman, Associate Dean
  • Dr. Steven Newell, Associate Dean

College of Education and Human Development

  • Dr. Ming Li, Dean
  • Dr. Andrea Beach, Associate Dean for Academic Services
  • Dr. Marcia Fetters, Associate Dean and Director of Teacher Education

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Dr. Steven Butt, Dean
  • Dr. Matthew Cavalli, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs

College of Fine Arts

  • Daniel Guyette, Dean
  • Dr. Scott Irelan, Associate Dean

College of Health and Human Services

  • Dr. Ron Cisler, Dean

The Graduate College

  • Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs, Dean

Lee Honors College

  • Dr. Irma Lopez, Interim Dean
  • Anthony Helms, Interim Assistant Dean

University college

  • Dr. Edwin Martini, Dean
  • Dr. Deveta Gardner, Associate Dean
  • Monica Liggins-Abrams, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
  • Dr. Ewa Urban, Director of Assessment and Effectiveness

University Libraries

  • Julie Garrison, Dean
  • Mary O'Kelly, Associate Dean for Education and User Services
  • Paul Gallagher, Associate Dean for Resources and Digital Strategies


  • Dr. Edwin Martini, Associate Provost
  • Andrew Holmes, Executive Director of Technology and Director of University Accreditation

Academic Labor Relations and Contract Negotiation

  • Dr. Nancy Mansberger, Director

assessment and undergraduate studies

  • Dr. Christopher Cheatham, Vice Provost
  • Karen Stokes-Chapo, Program Manager

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS budget and personnel

  • Dr. Christopher Cheatham, Vice Provost

Enrollment management

  • Dr. Christopher Cheatham, Vice Provost
  • Carrie Cumming, Registrar
  • Shashanta James, Director, Student Financial Aid
  • Alicia Kornowa, Director, Admissions

Information technology

  • Thomas Wolf, Chief Information Officer

Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education

  • Dr. Paulo Zagalo-Melo, Associate Provost

Institutional effectiveness

  • Dr. Christopher Cheatham, Vice Provost
  • Adriana Cardoso-Reyes, Assistant Director of Institutional Accreditation and Planning
  • Cathe Springsteen, Assistant Director of Integrated Program Review and Accreditation

Institutional Research

  • Jason Jach, Interim Director