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Western Michigan University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Lee Honors College. The dean serves as a senior administrative officer who reports directly to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and is responsible for the academic, programmatic, administrative and fiscal oversight of the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University. The dean will provide leadership for guiding the future of undergraduate honors education, in consonance with the mission, vision and the three pillars of the University. The dean will work closely with partners across the university to ensure that the honors college provides high-caliber honors programs that contribute to the overall success of students from diverse specializations and backgrounds. The dean will also work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, alumni and local, national and international communities to foster outreach as well as to explore development opportunities. Please see this PDF for more information. To apply, visit

Thank you President Dunn for your outstanding service to WMU and your support of the Lee Honors College! Dr. Dunn will retire June 30, 2017 after 10 years as WMU's 8th president.

Check out this great feature story on Walt's Pilgrimage in the Los Angeles Times!

Check out new alumnus Simba Chirara's WMU story!

Congratulations to our 2013 Medallions!

Check out Medallion Yessica Garcia's WMU Story!

Congratulations to the 2016 Foundation Scholars!

Congratulations, Aaron McClendon on receiving the Gary L. Buffington Scholarship!

More on the 2016 Presidential Scholars.

Congratulations to Nicolas Theoret on being invited to compete in the Magna Student Innovation Challenge!

Congratulations to Matthew Baird on receiving the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship!

An update on the condition of the Kalamazoo River following the 2010 Enbridge oil spill can be found here.

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