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, Acting Associate Dean
  • Dr. Heather L. Petcovic, Associate Dean

College of Aviation

  • Capt. David Powell, Dean 
  • Dr. Raymond Thompson, Associate Dean 
  • 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. Andrea Beach, Acting Co-Dean
  • Dr. Marcia Fetters, Acting Co-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, Interim Dean
  • Dr. Matthew Cavalli, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Andrew Kline, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

College of Fine Arts

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

College of Health and Human Services

  • Dr. Ron Cisler, Dean
  • Dr. Ann Tyler, Associate Dean

The Graduate College

  • Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs, Interim Dean

Lee Honors College

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

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. David Reinhold, Associate Provost
  • Karen Stokes-Chapo, Program Manager

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS budget and personnel

  • Dr. Chris Cheatham, Vice Provost

Enrollment management

  • Dr. Chris Cheatham, Vice Provost
  • Carrie Cumming, Registrar

Information technology

  • Thomas Wolf, Chief Information Officer

Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education

  • Dr. Paulo Zagalo-Melo, Associate Provost

Institutional effectiveness

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