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Patti Van Walbeck

Patti Van Walbeck
Associate VP for Business and Finance
Assistant Treasurer for the Board of Trustees


(269) 387-2365
(269) 387-2356

Office of Business and Finance, Mail Stop 5203
Seibert Administration Building
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5203

Mailing address
Office of Business and Finance
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5203

B. B. A., Nazareth College, 1989

Ms. Van Walbeck has served as the associate vice president for business and finance at Western Michigan University since May 27, 2013. She has oversight for accounting services, auxiliary enterprises, corporate relations and taxation, grants and contracts, contract administration and investments and endowment management.

Van Walbeck started her career at Western in 1994. Prior to assuming the associate vice president’s role, she held other positions throughout the University, including the positions of Director of Accounting Services and Director of Internal Audit. She also serves as assistant treasurer of the University and the related foundations. Prior to joining Western, she worked in public accounting where she achieved her certified public accountant license, which is still active.

Van Walbeck earned a bachelor’s degree from Nazareth College in 1989.

A long term resident of Portage, Associate Vice President Van Walbeck has been actively engaged with community efforts where she can share her financial expertise. She currently serves as treasurer of the Richmond Center Board and has served on local high school booster clubs as well as other non-profit organizations.