Faculty Development

Faculty Development

WMU Leadership Colloquium

The Leadership Colloquium is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development. During the colloquium we engage in thoughtful conversation on the importance of visionary leadership on our campus, in the larger community, and the State of Michigan as a whole. A panel of local leaders in various realms and places in leadership discuss their experiences with staying future-oriented, seizing new opportunities, and helping their organization maintain morale, creativity, and momentum.

The 2013 WMU Leadership Colloquium:

Date: Thursday October 31st, 2013

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Fetzer Center Auditorium

Thanks to everyone who came to our 6th Annual Leadership Colloquium. We loved hearing form WMU Alumni Sandi Doctor, Carol Churchill, and Matt Mace!

Were you unable to attend our 2013 Leadership Colloquium? Check out the event video here.

    Sandi Doctor (MBA), Principal at LVM Capital

Sandi earned her MBA from Western Michigan University and has over 27 years of experience as a portfolio manager. Sandi is also the Vice Chair of the Dean's Advisory Council at HCoB and on the Steering Committee of Kalamazoo Women's Giving Circle, among various other committees and commitments. Sandi enjoys bicycling, fine cuisine, travel, and family time at her lake house.


    Carol Churchill (BA English, MA Ed. Leadership), President of Mid Michigan Community College

From Western Michigan University, Carol earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Social Science, as well as, the Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in human resource development. As president of Mid Michigan Community College, Carol serves more than 7,000 students annually. She has three children and eight grandchildren many of whom are carrying on the proud Bronco tradition.


    Matt Mace (BBA), Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Granite

Matt earned his BBA from Western Michigan University in 1998 with a major in Computer Information Systems. Since then, he was selected as one of the Top 40 Business Leaders Under 40 for West Michigan and was a WMU Department of Business Information Systems Outstanding Alumni Award recipient, among other awards and positions. In his personal time, Matt coaches soccer for his two daughters (ages 11 and 8).

Our moderator was: Dr. Timothy J. Greene, Provost

Every year the current participants of the Academic Leadership Academy showcase their individual leadership projects during the reception that follows the panel discussion.

Projects from 2008-2013 can be viewed on the Academic Leadership Academy page.







Office of Faculty Development
Western Michigan University
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