• The WMU board at their meeting in the WMU Student Center.

    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.

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 1:00 p.m. and are open to the public—we hope you will come in, meet our members and partake in making history with us.


June 27, 2024 || Heritage Hall Ballroom
September 26, 2024 || WMU Student Center Ballroom
December 12, 2024 || Heritage Hall Ballroom

  • James Liggins Jr. shaking the hands of Honorable Christopher T. Haenicke.

Pride points


  • Kara Wood and James Liggins Jr.

    Joining the University’s board are James L. Liggins Jr., senior counsel with the Kalamazoo office of Warner Norcross + Judd, and Kara Wood, executive director of the Grand Rapids-based economic development organization Grand Action 2.0.