Economist, Washington labor expert named as WMU's ninth President

Photo of Dr. Edward B. Montgomery.

Dr. Edward B. Montgomery

Dr. Edward B. Montgomery, dean and professor of economics at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, will become the ninth president of Western Michigan University Aug. 1. A nationally known labor economist who played major roles in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, Montgomery was selected by unanimous vote of the WMU trustees during a special meeting convened April 12. Read more in WMU News.

legislative update 

Learn about happenings in the Michigan Legislature in the monthly recap issued by the Bronco Advocacy Network.


WMU is proud to have seven Broncos currently serving in the Michigan Legislature:

  • Rep. Julie Alexander (R-Hanover)
  • Rep. Tom Barrett (R-Potterville)
  • Rep. Kim LaSata (R-St. Joseph)
  • Rep. Dave Maturen (R-Brady Township)
  • Rep. Mike McCready (R-Birmingham)
  • Rep. Aaron Miller (R-Sherman Township)
  • Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton Township)

A Century of votes for Women: the 19th amendment and American politics

 Incorporation of women into the United States electorate led to some surprising results, which are outlined in this short video by Dr. Kevin Corder, professor of political science and researcher of American electoral politics.