• Vice chair Penn, Dr. Kahler Schuemann, Chair Edgerton, President Montgomery and trustee Chen-Zhang at the April 2023 board meeting.

    Passion-driven commitment

    Board meetings are open to the public and we hope you will join us, meet our members and partake in making history with us.

  • night time photo of western's campus

    Visit WMU's campus

    The best way to really get to know WMU is to visit campus. We welcome you to join us for daily campus tours and informational events for students and families.

  • Sangren Plaza from rooftop

    Virtual tour

    Explore our learning, living and social spaces through the virtual tour.

The governing body of WMU

On behalf of all our members of the Board of Trustees, welcome.

The Board is delighted that you're interested in learning more about our duties at Western Michigan University.

We invite you to explore this website as a means of accessing information and providing us with your feedback. These pages are snapshots of passion driven commitment to overseeing WMU’s success as a world class educational institution.

Meetings begin at 11 a.m. and are open to the public—we hope you will come in, meet our members and partake in making history with us.

2023 meetings—Nov. 30, location TBD

2024 meetings—Jan. 25
March 14
April 25
June 27
Sept. 26
Dec. 12

  • Jon Hoadley, Kelly K. Burris, Lisa Williams and Shelly Edgerton in front of the WMU seal.

Pride points


  • Kelly K. Burris, Jon Hoadley and Lisa Williams

    Appointed to serve on the WMU Board of Trustees are Kelly K. Burris, B.S.‘88, intellectual property attorney; Jon Hoadley, a former state representative and current Western graduate student; and Lisa Williams, B.A.'98, M.A.'04, a school principal and vice president of the WMU Alumni Association. Burris will fill the seat vacated by former trustee Ron Kitchens and complete the term ending Dec. 31, 2024. Hoadley and Williams will begin new, eight-year terms.