Timeline & Updates

Search Timeline & Updates for 2021-2022

June 2021

  • Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy announces resignation.

October 2021

  • Search Advisory Committee is formed; members hold retreat.

November 2021

  • Campus and community input listening sessions are held to gather feedback for vice presidential search.

February 2022

  • Update from SAC Co-Chairs, Jeff Breneman and Dr. Jorge Rodriguez: We are pleased to report on the progress for the Search Advisory Committee (SAC) for the VP for Research and Innovation. The search is proceeding according to schedule, and thanks to a broad outreach effort, the committee is reviewing pre-screened candidates, and working on remote interviews. Because this position is strategically important to advance WMU's efforts in research and innovation, the committee wants to remind the community that your input is important to us and it is always welcomed. Similarly, be aware that there is no closing date for the search which presents the opportunity for all to communicate with your network of contacts, and send your nominations of potential candidates to the committee using the search input contact form found on the search website. We appreciate your support to our efforts for this important position. 


Western Michigan University Communications Plan: Search Process click here