WMU Home > About WMU > WMU News

WMU News

Presidential candidate John Dunn speaks Monday

April 6, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Dr. John Dunn, interim chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and one of four finalists in the search for Western Michigan University's eighth president, is visiting Kalamazoo Sunday through Tuesday and will make a public presentation from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the tennis courts in the Student Recreation Center.

Dunn's public presentation was moved from the Multiform Theatre to the Student Recreation Center to accommodate a larger audience.

In addition to participating in a public forum, each candidate is meeting with a number of campus organizations and leaders during his visit. Candidate schedules will include sessions with faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and administrators.

Dr. John Dunn, who was named Southern Illinois' interim chancellor in 2006, previously was provost and vice chancellor since 2002. An educator for more than 30 years, he was dean of the University of Utah's College of Health from 1995 to 2002. Before that, he was at Oregon State University for 20 years, last serving as associate provost there from 1990 to 1995. Also at Oregon State, Dunn was assistant dean of Health and Human Performance from 1987 to 1990, chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science from 1980 to 1987 and director of the university's Special Physical and Motor Fitness Clinic.

Dunn, who began his teaching at the University of Connecticut in 1972, earned bachelor's and master's degrees in special education from Northern Illinois University in 1967 and 1969, respectively. He earned his doctoral degree in physical education from Brigham Young University in 1972.

The four finalists for president, brief biographies for each and the dates, times and locations of their public forums are available in WMU News.

Related stories
WMU announces candidates for next president
Candidate presentations shown on cable TV

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

WMU News
Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
(269) 387-8400