WMU News

Rivers named executive assistant to the president

September 17, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- Andrew A. Rivers has been named executive assistant to the president at Western Michigan University. The announcement was made by President Elson S. Floyd.

Rivers, previously had been director of quality management since 1996 and before that was special assistant to the president under former president Diether H. Haenicke.

"It's a natural fit for Andrew Rivers to assume this important role," Floyd said. He has some 10 years of experience in the Office of the President and brings to his new position, a valuable perspective on the University."

Rivers began his work at WMU in 1988 as a student assistant in the president's office. He joined the professional staff in 1989 when he completed his bachelor's degree. He earned a master of public administration degree at WMU in 1996.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 616 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu

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