Board Members

Our board is currently composed by eight members appointed by the governor to eight-year terms, they are the governing body of Western Michigan University.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Western Michigan University. It derives its powers from the Constitution of the State of Michigan (1963, Article VIII, Sec. 6), Enrolled House Bill No. 54 (72nd Legislature, Second Extra Session of 1963), and Enrolled Senate Bill No. 30 (75th Legislature, 1969).


Jan Van Der Kley
Treasurer and assistant secretary


Patti Van Walbeck
Assistant treasurer


Ivanna Lajara
Doctoral graduate assistant