Dr. Kahler B. Schuemann


Dr. Kahler B. Schuemann joined the Office of the President staff in 2006. Prior to serving as chief of staff and secretary to the Board of Trustees, he was assistant to the president at WMU from 2006 to 2017. Previously, he led Student Services at the University of Alaska, Prince William Sound Campus, and earlier served as director of Housing, Student, and Residential Life at Lake Superior State University.

Schuemann was awarded the 2017 WMU Staff of the Year presented by the WMU Graduate Student Association in addition to a 2017 Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

Schuemann serves as an adjunct faculty member in the WMU Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology. 


  • Bachelor degree in history, Lake Superior State University
  • Bachelor degree in student affairs, Michigan State University
  • M.A. in student affairs administration, WMU
  • Ph.D. in educational leadership, WMU, 2014


  • Favorite book: The call of the wild, by Jack London
  • Success in one word: Adventure